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An easy and safe way of left ventriculotomy closure in patients with left ventricle thrombi during the subacute phase of anterior myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12716649     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Left ventricle thrombi occurring following myocardial infarction are usually left to spontaneous resolution to avoid a left ventriculotomy in the early phase of myocardial healing. We describe a simple and safe method of ventricular closure in patients with left ventricular thrombi embolizing to the lower extremities following acute anterior myocardial infarction. Ventricles were closed by epicardially running 5/0 polypropylene sutures in continuous fashion to avoid the myocardial tearing of heavier suture materials and the late adverse effects of Teflon use. In follow-up of the patients, no early and late complications were found with this method.
Sekip K Celik; Mucettin Sen; Suat Buket; Munevver Yuksel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The heart surgery forum     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1522-6662     ISO Abbreviation:  Heart Surg Forum     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-28     Completed Date:  2003-11-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100891112     Medline TA:  Heart Surg Forum     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  E29-31     Citation Subset:  IM    
Atakalp Heart Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures
Heart Diseases / etiology,  surgery*
Heart Ventricles / surgery
Myocardial Infarction / complications*
Suture Techniques
Thrombosis / etiology,  surgery*

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