Mitral valve replacement and coronary artery bypass grafting were performed in an 80-year-old woman through an 8 cm lateral thoracotomy using central cannulation with a balloon aortic cannula. Visualization permitted the delivery of both retrograde and antegrade cardioplegia. This technique provides excellent exposure of the mitral valve and all coronary vessels and decreases the operative risks associated with a sternotomy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Heart Surgery Forum|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 23 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine