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Chirurgia 2007 August;20(4):215-6

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A simple secure method to prevent oozing during left atrial line removal

Wu C. C. 1, Hsu J. 2, You S. B. 2, Chen Y. W. 2, Chen Y. S. 2

1 Department of Anesthesiology Far-Eastern Memory Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
2 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery National Taiwan University Hospital YunLin Branch, Taipei, Taiwan


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Left atrial line, or intracardiac catheter through atrium, sometimes is required after postcardiotomy. In spite that the bleeding complications seldom happen in removal of these lines, there is some way invented to improve the security. We develop a simple method to secure the removal of these lines less possible of bleeding.

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