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Chirurgia 2011 April;24(2):75-6

Copyright © 2011 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Excellent myocardial protection during an unexpected prolonged cross-clamp time

Wu T. 1, 3, Chen C. 2, Yang J. 1, Dong P. 1, Hou X. 1

1 Department of Cardiopulmonary Bypass, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China 2 Department of Cardiac Surgery, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China 3 Department of Perfusion, Tianjin Chest Hospital, Tianjin, China


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This following case report presented a double (mitral and aortic) valve replacement patient who had an extremely long-term bypass (576 min) and cross-clamp (507 min) time due to unexpected surgical dealings during the operation, but still got excellent myocardial protection using strategic combined cardioplegia delivery methods.

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