CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA, vol.27, no.5, pp.291-293, 2016 (SCI-Expanded)
Article / Article
CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
inflow occlusion, foreign body, extraction, double-hole technique, extracorporeal circulation, CARDIAC-SURGERY, FOREIGN-BODY, ERA
Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated:
Background: Inflow occlusion on beating heart and cardiopulmonary bypass techniques have been proposed for the removal of foreign material, such as stents, catheters and mass lesions, from cardiac chambers. However, both techniques are not devoid of disadvantages and complications. In this article, we define an alternative, novel 'double-hole' technique, which is based on opening the right atrium without cardiopulmonary bypass.