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Managing low profile - left main transmural laceration.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16019616     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Perforation of the left main stem is a rare complication associated with combined aortic valve replacement and by-pass surgery. One-year following aortic valve replacement a 70-year-old male presented with chest pain. This was related to a slowly expanding haematoma caused by a low profile chronic perforation of the left main. Subsequently, a tailored percutaneous modification of the main stem was performed. At three months follow-up, he had no complaints and selective coronary angiography confirmed the successful sealing of the perforation with a concomitant regression of the prior haematoma.
Rutger L Anthonio; Gillian A J Jessurun; Michiel E Erasmus; Felix Zijlstra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiovascular interventions     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1462-8848     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Cardiovasc Intervent     Publication Date:  2005  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-07-15     Completed Date:  2005-08-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815622     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiovasc Intervent     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, University Medical Centre Groningen Thorax Centre, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Angina Pectoris / diagnosis*,  etiology,  therapy*
Angioplasty, Transluminal, Percutaneous Coronary / methods*
Aortic Valve Insufficiency / diagnosis,  therapy
Combined Modality Therapy
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Artery Bypass / adverse effects*,  methods
Coronary Vessels / pathology*
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / adverse effects,  methods
Lacerations / etiology*,  physiopathology
Monitoring, Physiologic
Muscle, Smooth, Vascular / injuries
Risk Assessment
Severity of Illness Index

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