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Left ventricular perforation during cardiac catheterization in a case of severe calcific aortic stenosis. Should we cross the valve?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17156867     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
With the availability of better hardware and refinements in catheterization techniques, perforation of cardiac structures at cardiac catheterization is a rare event. We report, a 54-year old male who developed LV rupture during a pre-aortic valve replacement catheterization with ensuing tamponade, after several attempts were made to cross a heavily calcified aortic valve. The issues regarding whether the calcific aortic valve should be crossed when reliable echo and color Doppler information is available are discussed along with recent recommendations.
Vineet Bhatia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Letter     Date:  2006-12-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  116     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2007 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-27     Completed Date:  2007-03-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e80-1     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aortic Valve Stenosis / diagnosis*,  pathology
Cardiac Tamponade / etiology,  therapy
Heart Catheterization / adverse effects*
Heart Injuries / etiology*
Heart Ventricles / injuries*
Middle Aged

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