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Repair of spontaneous right ventricular rupture following sternal dehiscence. A novel technique.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19797477     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Spontaneous rupture of the right ventricle during the early postoperative period is a serious and potentially lethal complication. The inherent friability of the ventricular tissue makes repair difficult since myocardium is frequently weakened by infarction, mediastinitis or trauma caused by an unstable sternum or broken sternal wires. We present a novel yet simple technique for repairing the ruptured anterior wall of the right ventricle in a patient three weeks following coronary artery bypass surgery.
Christopher Andrew Efthymiou; Philip Haworth Kay; Unnikrishnan R Nair
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-10-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-12-18     Completed Date:  2010-01-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  12-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Leeds General Infirmary, Great George Street, Leeds, LS1 3EX, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Bone Wires
Coronary Artery Bypass / adverse effects*
Equipment Failure
Heart Rupture / etiology,  surgery
Heart Ventricles / injuries,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Pericardium / transplantation*
Sternotomy / adverse effects*,  instrumentation
Surgical Wound Dehiscence / etiology,  surgery*
Suture Techniques*
Treatment Outcome

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