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Port-access mitral valve replacement after surgical correction for Bland-White-Garland syndrome.
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PMID:  21448799     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A 79-year-old woman with Bland-White-Garland syndrome was admitted to our institution for surgical treatment of severe mitral regurgitation (MR). She had previously undergone mitral valve repair and coronary artery bypass grafting for both mitral insufficiency and a coronary artery anomaly 14 years earlier. However, the degree of residual MR had gradually worsened, and redo mitral valve surgery was scheduled. Multidetector row computed tomography revealed that the right coronary artery (RCA) was dilated and located just behind the sternum, and saphenous vein graft bypassed to the left anterior descending artery was occluded. This meant that the RCA was the only vessel supplying coronary blood flow. We successfully performed port-access mitral valve replacement under mild hypothermia with fibrillatory arrest to prevent damage to the RCA. We propose that port-access surgery is a safe and effective treatment for redo cardiac surgery after initial surgical correction of a congenital heart anomaly.
Kosaku Nishigawa; Masahiko Kuinose; Yoshimasa Tsushima; Toshinori Totsugawa; Hidenori Yoshitaka; Genta Chikazawa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-03-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  General thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  59     ISSN:  1863-6713     ISO Abbreviation:  Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101303952     Medline TA:  Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  195-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, The Sakakibara Heart Institute of Okayama, 2-1-10 Marunouchi, Kita-ku, Okayama, 700-0823, Japan,
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