2006
DOI: 10.1055/s-2005-872857 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Abstract: We report a case of intraoperative coronary embolism in a 52-year-old male patient undergoing mitral valve replacement. The patient had persistent atrial fibrillation and was treated with oral anticoagulants and, in spite of well controlled anticoagulation, he suffered a transient ischemic attack. No intracardiac thrombus was found by transthoracic echocardiography. Three weeks later open heart surgery was performed. During valve surgery no thrombus was found in the left atrium. When cardiopulmonary bypass was… Show more

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“…With the introduction of the myocardial revascularization techniquefirst by surgical coronary artery bypass grafting operation and then by the percutaneous coronary interventional procedures-particulate [30][31][32][33][34] and/or air [35][36][37][38] embolism into the coronary arteries emerges as an issue of major concern. Nowadays, it is the commonest cause of coronary embolism.…”
Section: Iatrogenic Coronary Embolismmentioning
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“…With the introduction of the myocardial revascularization techniquefirst by surgical coronary artery bypass grafting operation and then by the percutaneous coronary interventional procedures-particulate [30][31][32][33][34] and/or air [35][36][37][38] embolism into the coronary arteries emerges as an issue of major concern. Nowadays, it is the commonest cause of coronary embolism.…”
Section: Iatrogenic Coronary Embolismmentioning