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Left ventricular free wall rupture: off-pump sutureless patch and glue technique.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12611130     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Left ventricular free wall rupture is a well-recognized complication of myocardial infarction and is a frequent cause of death. Immediate surgical repair is the treatment of choice and many different surgical approaches have been reported. We describe an off-pump sutureless technique with the use of a glutaraldehyde-treated bovine pericardial patch and biological glue (N-butyl-2-cyanoacrylate) in a 60-year-old male patient with echocardiographic evidence of cardiac tamponade and a free wall rupture site on the lateral wall. The recovery was uneventful and the patient was discharged from the hospital on the eleventh postoperative day. At 3 months, he remained well and without any symptoms.
Massimo A Mariani; Alessandro D'Alfonso; Carmela Nardi; Jan G Grandjean
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Italian heart journal : official journal of the Italian Federation of Cardiology     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1129-471X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ital Heart J     Publication Date:  2002 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-03-03     Completed Date:  2003-04-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100909716     Medline TA:  Ital Heart J     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  755-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, University of Pisa, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Tamponade / complications
Enbucrilate / therapeutic use*
Heart Rupture, Post-Infarction / complications,  surgery*
Heart Ventricles / surgery
Middle Aged
Pericardium / transplantation*
Tissue Adhesives / therapeutic use*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Tissue Adhesives; 6606-65-1/Enbucrilate

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