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Massive air embolism after the repair of obstructed total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage: an unusual complication.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20626521     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We report a case of obstructed total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage that was repaired using the sutureless repair with the in situ pericardium. In the immediate postoperative period, the patient developed massive air embolism that was managed by mechanical support. The patient recovered without any significant clinical sequelae.
Authors:
Abdullah A Alghamdi; John G Coles; Helen Holtby; Osman O Al-Radi
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 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8908809     Medline TA:  J Card Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  582-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Affiliation:
Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. abdullah.alghamdi@utoronto.ca
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