Catheter entrapment by atrial suture during minimally invasive port-access cardiac surgery

  title={Catheter entrapment by atrial suture during minimally invasive port-access cardiac surgery},
  author={S. Deneu and J. Coddens and T. Deloof},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia},
  • S. Deneu, J. Coddens, T. Deloof
  • Published 1999
  • Medicine
  • Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia
  • PurposeThe port-access approach allows surgeons to perform heart operations through small intercostal openings, or “ports”. This technique requires new skills for anesthesiologists. A pulmonary artery venting (PAV) catheter and, in some cases, a coronary sinus catheter (for administration of retrograde cardioplegia) are positioned with the aid of fluoroscopy and transesophageal echography (TEE). Both catheters have a wider diameter than the more commonly used conventional PA catheter and… CONTINUE READING
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