Coronary Embolism Following Mitral Valve Replacement: Intraoperative Diagnosis and Successful Embolectomy

Lari A. Attai, Abner J. Delman, George Robinson

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Abstract

A 48-year-old man undergoing mitral valve replacement sustained an intraoperative embolism to the left main coronary artery. This resulted in acute cardiac decompensation in spite of all conventional resuscitative measures. The condition was suspected, and successful coronary embolectomy was carried out through an ascending aortotomy. Following this, the postoperative course was uneventful.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)191-194
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1974

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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