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Successful treatment of accidental air embolism in warm heart surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12692027     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Normothermic cardiopulmonary bypass has recently been proposed as a superior technique for maintaining body metabolism. However, its use remains controversial since the degree of cerebral protection provided might be inferior to that conferred by conventional hypothermic techniques. We report a case of accidental massive air embolism during coronary artery bypass surgery under normothermia, which was successfully managed with induced hypothermia at 20 degrees C and retrograde cerebral perfusion.
Walter J Gomes; David A Strisiver; Albert J F Penco; Kamal Rampersad; Gianni D Angelini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0218-4923     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Publication Date:  2003 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-14     Completed Date:  2003-08-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503417     Medline TA:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  68-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Bristol Heart Institute, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Ischemia / etiology,  therapy
Cerebrovascular Circulation
Coronary Artery Bypass / adverse effects*
Embolism, Air / etiology*,  therapy*
Hypothermia, Induced
Middle Aged
Perfusion / methods
Treatment Outcome

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