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Coronary artery spasm following aortic valve replacement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17669874     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors present a clinical case of coronary artery spasm in a 62-year-old woman undergoing elective aortic valve replacement surgery for aortic regurgitation. On admission at ICU, the patient developed marked hemodynamic and electrical instability. Emergent coronary angiography demonstrated a pronounced spasm of the distal portion of the right coronary artery, apparently related to compression of this vessel by a chest drain tube.
Teresa Pinho; Jorge Almeida; Mota Garcia; Paulo Pinho
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-03-23
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-02     Completed Date:  2007-09-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  387-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology and Centre of Cardiothoracic Surgery, S. João Hospital, Porto, Portugal.
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve / surgery
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / radiography,  surgery*
Chest Tubes / adverse effects
Coronary Vasospasm / etiology*,  radiography
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Middle Aged
Postoperative Complications / radiography
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Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg. 2007 Jun;6(3):388-9   [PMID:  17669875 ]

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