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Sinus node artery-preserving superior transseptal approach: a simple technique.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21881386     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
With the use of the superior transseptal approach during mitral valve surgery, good exposure of the mitral valve can be achieved with simple traction sutures, which minimize the risk of deformation of the mitral valve. For this reason, we routinely perform mitral valvoplasty using the superior transseptal approach; however, we, occasionally encounter cases that develop postoperative atrial dysrhythmia. We have therefore, devised a very simple technique for preservation of the sinus node artery in the superior transseptal approach, which is effective for reducing the incidence of postoperative sinus node dysfunction. In this technique, during incision of the dome of the left atrium, the sinus node artery is carefully dissected and preserved.
Ryusuke Suzuki; Toshiaki Watanabe; Mai Matsukawa; Keiko Hiroshige; Sojiro Sata; Toshiya Koyanagi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2011-07-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery : official journal of the Association of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons of Asia     Volume:  17     ISSN:  2186-1005     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-26     Completed Date:  2012-02-17     Revised Date:  2012-06-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703158     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  514-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Japanese Red Cross Kumamoto Hospital, 2-1-1 Nagamine-Minami, Kumamoto, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / etiology,  prevention & control*
Balloon Dilation
Cardiac Surgical Procedures* / adverse effects
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Vessels*
Mitral Valve / surgery*
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / surgery*
Suture Techniques
Treatment Outcome

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