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Surgical options for beating-heart aortic valve replacement in patients with patent coronary artery bypass.
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PMID:  17578041     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND AND AIM OF THE STUDY: The study aim was to assess the surgical options and advantages of beating-heart aortic valve replacement (AVR) in patients with patent coronary artery bypasses.
METHODS: In this prospective study, conducted between January and August 2006, four consecutive patients (mean age 77.5 +/- 6.6 years) each with patent coronary artery bypasses, underwent beating-heart AVR using two specific methods of myocardial perfusion based on the origin and status of the grafts, as assessed by preoperative angiography. Pre-operatively, all patients were in NYHA functional class III, and each received an aortic valve bioprosthesis.
RESULTS: There were no hospital deaths. The mean duration of ICU stay was 3.2 +/- 1.3 days. One patient presented with transitory atrial fibrillation. At discharge, echocardiography confirmed normally functioning bioprostheses, with no significant transprosthetic gradient.
CONCLUSION: Beating-heart AVR with patent coronary artery bypasses using continuous myocardial perfusion is a reliable, simple and effective technique to reduce the risks of graft and myocardial injuries, and to achieve optimal preservation of the hypertrophic myocardium with coronary artery disease.
Daniel Grandmougin; Maria-Christina Delolme; David Derouck; Nabil Yammine; Christophe Minetti; Mohamad Rahmati; Daoud Suleiman; Gaétan Genco; Pierre-Michel Roux
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of heart valve disease     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0966-8519     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Heart Valve Dis.     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-20     Completed Date:  2007-07-19     Revised Date:  2014-07-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312096     Medline TA:  J Heart Valve Dis     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  235-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aortic Valve / transplantation*
Aortic Valve Stenosis / surgery
Coronary Artery Bypass
Coronary Circulation
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / methods*
Intensive Care Units
Length of Stay
Myocardial Reperfusion / methods
Prospective Studies
Treatment Outcome
Vascular Patency

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