Intractable ventricular fibrillation: post ascending aortic dissection repair.


Ascending aortic dissection is a life threatening surgical emergency and carries high peri-operative mortality. Various biological adhesive materials are commonly used in such a surgery to enhance strengthening of separated layers of aortic wall. Despite of extensive use, embolization of the glue material remains a feared complication. Here we are describing a case where BioGlue embolized down the left main stem and resulted in refractory ventricular arrhythmia and hemodynamic instability.

DOI: 10.1016/j.carrev.2014.04.002

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@article{Shah2014IntractableVF, title={Intractable ventricular fibrillation: post ascending aortic dissection repair.}, author={Ashish H. Shah and Nick Ossei-Gerning}, journal={Cardiovascular revascularization medicine : including molecular interventions}, year={2014}, volume={15 6-7}, pages={362-4} }