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How to determine the correct placement of the retrograde cardioplegia catheter.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17669951     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Besides the surgeon's experience, there is no objective method to detect whether the retrograde cannula is inserted correctly before injecting the cardioplegia and measuring the coronary sinus pressure after the aorta cross-clamp. Repositioning of the retrograde cannula once extracorporeally is not always an easy maneuver and may include the risk of venous air suction. Manual detection of the cannula's position may jeopardize the stability of an ischemic heart (Ann Thorac Surg 50(6) (1990) 882; J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 5(6) (1991) 646; Ann Thorac Surg 52(4) (1991) 879). Determining the retrograde cannula position avoiding unnecessary prolongation of the ischemia would allow a better protection of the heart. To our knowledge such a method has not yet been published.
Authors:
E Manasse; A Barbone; R Gallotti
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2002 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-02     Completed Date:  2007-08-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  28-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Unità Operativa di Cardiochirurgia, Istituto Clinico Humanitas, Via Manzoni, Rozzano, Italy. eric.manasse@humanitas.it
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