Editorial: Impella Used for Hemostasis by Left Ventricular Unloading, in a Case With Left Ventricular Posterior Wall Rupture: in Annals of Thoracic Surgery(ISSN 0003-4975), vol 85, issue 4, pp 1445-1447
2008 (English)Other (Refereed)
Left ventricle wall rupture is a feared complication in mitral valve surgery. We report a combined mitral valve anuloplasty and coronary artery bypass grafting procedure with severe, life-threatening bleeding complication due to left ventricular posterior wall rupture. The patient was successfully treated with a temporary left ventricular assist device to decompress the left ventricle in an attempt to minimize the bleeding, as the patient's condition did not allow standard repair of the left ventricle.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 85, no 4, 1445-1447 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-45433DOI: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2007.10.071OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-45433DiVA: diva2:266329