A novel approach to surgical treatment of diseased intracavitary coronary arteries and ventriculotomy closure


Suzer K. , Omay O., Ozker E., Ozgol I., Wijers T. S.

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, vol.85, no.3, pp.1110-1112, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 85 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2007.06.063
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1110-1112

Abstract

Inadvertent opening of the right ventricle may occur during dissection of an intracavitary artery. Two patients with stenotic intracavitary left anterior descending arteries were operated on. A right ventriculotomy was performed in the operation. The anastomosis was performed to this intracavitary segment of the artery. The ventriculotomy was closed with a pericardium. There were no ischemic changes or aneurysmal formation in the postoperative follow-ups. This technique may be preferable in the closure of right ventriculotomy without compromise of coronary flow or anastomosis.