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Thoracoscopy-assisted removal of left ventricular thrombus via minithoracotomy.
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PMID:  22371951     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
A left ventricular thrombus was successfully removed after broad anterior myocardial infarction in a 58-year-old woman, using video-assisted thoracoscopy via minimally invasive port access. Through a right minithoracotomy, a left ventricular thrombus behind the papillary muscles and trabeculation were completely visualized with the aid of thoracoscopy, and removed without difficulty. This approach seems to be a useful alternative to a left ventriculotomy, avoiding the resultant compromised left ventricular function.
Keiichiro Kuroki; Takashi Murakami
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1816-5370     ISO Abbreviation:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9503417     Medline TA:  Asian Cardiovasc Thorac Ann     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  77-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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