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Repair of left atrioventricular disruption after mitral valve replacement using extracorporeal life support system for effective ventricular unloading.
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PMID:  25079773     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Atrioventricular (AV) disruption is a rare but fatal complication after prosthetic mitral valve replacement. Surgical management is controversial and ranges from epicardial tissue sealing to open repair using autologous or xenogenic patch techniques to autotransplantation of the heart. We report the successful repair of an AV disruption Type I using an extracorporeal life support (ECLS) system for effective ventricular unloading followed by epicardial patch closure. The surgical management of AV disruption benefits from the use of ECLS, as it allows effective decompression of the heart without requiring full heparinization.
Ralf Sodian; Daniel Schmauss; Christian Hagl; Gerd Juchem
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-7-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-734X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Publication Date:  2014 Jul 
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Created Date:  2014-7-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. All rights reserved.
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