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Disconnection of the tip of the aortic cannula during cardiopulmonary bypass.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19001455     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVES: We wish to share a unique occurrence of disconnection of the aortic cannula tip from the rest of the cannula while still on bypass. METHODS: This complication was encountered while conducting a coronary artery bypass surgery. RESULTS: We managed to control the situation and resuscitate the patient. No major after-effect was observed and the patient made an uneventful recovery. CONCLUSIONS: Such a complication should be kept in mind and the disposables used in every surgery should be checked before using them.
Rana Sandip Singh; Harkant Singh; Vikas Sharma; Sachin Mahajan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2008-11-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-23     Completed Date:  2009-04-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  250-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of CTVS, 101-G, MDH, PGIMER, Chandigarh, India.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Loss, Surgical / prevention & control*
Cardiopulmonary Bypass*
Catheterization / adverse effects*,  instrumentation
Coronary Artery Bypass*
Disposable Equipment
Equipment Failure
Hemostasis, Surgical*
Treatment Outcome

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