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, cilt.85, ss.1110-1112, 2008 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 85 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2007.06.063
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1110-1112


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.