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Minerva Chirurgica 2007 December;62(6):503-5

Copyright © 2007 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Myocardial revascularization in porcelain aorta: impact of age on conduct of surgery

Darwazah K. A. 1, Abu Sham’a R. A. H. 2, Hanbali B. 2

1 Department of Cardiac Surgery Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel 2 Department of Cardiology Makassed Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel


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Myocardial revascularization among patients with porcelain aorta is a real dilemma regarding bypass technique, choice of conduit and site of proximal anastomosis. The experience reported here is about two cases of patients (aged 28 and 73 years) with porcelain aorta. Both patients had successful myocardial revascularization using beating heart technique. The younger patient had much more complicated surgical approach.

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