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A novel technique for pulmonary endarterectomy in the presence of patent coronary artery bypass grafts.
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PMID:  22323497     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Pulmonary endarterectomy (PEA) is the definitive surgical treatment for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, with excellent short- and long-term results. PEA following previous coronary artery bypass graft surgery carries a risk of damage to patent grafts, as well as the risk of inadequate myocardial protection, especially when a patent pedicled internal thoracic artery graft is present. We report a technique where PEA may be safely and successfully accomplished ensuring, adequate clearance of bilateral pulmonary thromboembolic disease via a right pulmonary arteriotomy, avoiding the patent bypass grafts overlying the pulmonary trunk, while ensuring adequate myocardial protection.
Balakrishnan Mahesh; Nnamdi Nwaejike; John J Dunning; David P Jenkins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-2-8
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-734X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-2-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge, UK.
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