Could the novel 'double-hole' technique be an alternative for the inflow occlusion method?

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BOZOK Ş., İLHAN G., KAZDAL H., Ozpak B., Yurekli I., BAYRAK S., ...More

CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF AFRICA, vol.27, no.5, pp.291-293, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5830/cvja-2016-020
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.291-293
  • Keywords: inflow occlusion, foreign body, extraction, double-hole technique, extracorporeal circulation, CARDIAC-SURGERY, FOREIGN-BODY, ERA
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


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.