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Unexpected porcelain aorta after sternotomy for aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass surgery: aortic balloon valvuloplasty as a bail-out procedure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22118019     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe the case of a man requiring aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass grafting in whom a porcelain aorta was detected at surgery. Two coronary artery bypass grafts were done on a heart beating under cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Weaning from CPB was impossible owing to the untouched aortic stenosis. A balloon aortic valvuloplasty was performed and CPB successfully weaned. Transapical aortic valve implantation was successfully performed 3 weeks later.
Sandro Sponga; Eric Dumont; Josep Rodés-Cabau; François Dagenais; Daniel Doyle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of cardiology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1916-7075     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Cardiol     Publication Date:    2011 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-28     Completed Date:  2012-01-19     Revised Date:  2012-02-28    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510280     Medline TA:  Can J Cardiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  868.e1-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Quebéc Heart and Lung Institute, Laval University, Québec City, Québec, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Thoracic / radiography
Aortic Diseases / complications,  diagnosis*
Aortic Valve Stenosis / complications,  surgery*
Balloon Dilation
Calcinosis / diagnosis*
Coronary Artery Bypass*
Coronary Stenosis / complications,  surgery*
Diagnosis, Differential
Heart Valve Prosthesis*
Incidental Findings
Postoperative Period
Radiography, Thoracic

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