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 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 85 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2007.06.063
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1110-1112
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


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.