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Survival after spontaneous primary left main coronary artery dissection. Acute surgical intervention with the Jarvik 7-70 artificial heart.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2808498     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Spontaneous primary dissection of a coronary artery is extremely rare, and when it involves the left main trunk the outcome is catastrophic. A 41-year-old woman who survived such a dissection and resultant myocardial infarct with cardiogenic shock is reported here. The patient required a Jarvik 7-70 artificial heart to sustain life until an orthotopic cardiac transplant was performed, and she is now alive and well.
W J Keon; A Koshal; W D Boyd; L Laramee; E Farrell; V M Walley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0021-9509     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Publication Date:    1989 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-12-18     Completed Date:  1989-12-18     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0066127     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Surg (Torino)     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  786-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa Civic Hospital, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Dissecting / surgery*
Coronary Aneurysm / surgery*
Heart Transplantation
Heart, Artificial*

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