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Cardiac Techniques

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This article describes a single-stage surgical repair of pectus excavatum combined with mitral valve repair and David procedure in a patient with Marfan syndrome.
July 22, 2008
The left atrial cardioversion wire (yellow) is the first wire to be implanted on the heart. It is placed before the valve repair/replacement or after the distal circumflex grafting is performed. The heart is lifted in order to have adequate exposure of the left pulmonary veins.
June 30, 2008
Several surgical approaches have been described for the management of adult patients with acquired heart disease and paraductal coarctation of the aorta. Options are a staged procedure using median sternotomy and left thoracotomy, a catheter-based intervention of the coarctation combined with sternotomy, and single-stage simultaneous correction of lesions via sternotomy.
June 16, 2008
Patient Selection Currently, only patients with preexisting, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation undergoing OPCAB have been offered an adjuvant off-pump Maze procedure.
May 24, 2008
Patients are selected for bilateral closed chest pulmonary vein (PV) isolation, left atrial appendage excision, directed partial cardiac denervation, and PV electrocardiograms (MiniMAZE-Wolf technique), based on the following criteria...
May 24, 2008
Operative Steps Incision A midline sternotomy is generally employed A minimal approach using a lower ½ sternotomy may also be employed. Cardiopulmonary bypass
May 24, 2008
Patient Selection Introduction
May 24, 2008
Patient Selection

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