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Coronary Artery Spasm After Cryo Maze III Procedure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22051287     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The Cox Maze III procedure has been simplified with the availability of tissue ablation devices; however, complications related to their use are recognized. We report a case of 45-year-old woman who underwent mitral valve repair and concomitant Cryo-Maze procedure. She had reversible right coronary artery spasm develop after the procedure demonstrated by ST-segment elevation changes and coronary angiography, which was reversed with intracoronary nitroglycerin. The region of spasm suggested it as a consequence of proximity of the right coronary artery to the right atrial ablation lines.
Authors:
Bijoy G Rajbanshi; Eduardo Rodrigues; James J Lynch; Rajiv Gulati; Thoralf M Sundt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-10-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  92     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1884-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, Minnesota.
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