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Low cardiac output due to left main coronary embolism during mitral valve replacement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20459451     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 55-year-old woman underwent elective mitral valve replacement due to severe rheumatic mitral valve stenosis. After valve replacement with a mechanical prosthesis, the patient failed to wean from the cardiopulmonary bypass. An aortotomy was performed and thrombotic embolic material was removed from the left coronary ostia with a Fogarty catheter allowing for successful discontinuation from cardiopulmonary bypass. Peripheral emboli are a known complication in patients undergoing mitral valve surgery for rheumatic mitral stenosis. In this report, we describe the case of a patient who sustained an intraoperative coronary embolus during a mitral valve replacement for rheumatic mitral stenosis.
Authors:
Rafal Pawlaczyk; Romuald Lango; Andrzej Klapkowski; Jan Rogowski
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiac surgery     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1540-8191     ISO Abbreviation:  J Card Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  658-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Medical University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland. rpgab@gumed.edu.pl
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