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Cardiac luxation to facilitate off-pump bilateral lung transplantation

Visser, H. T., Erasmus, M. E. & Ebels, T., Jan-2007, In : Annals of thoracic surgery. 83, 1, p. 329-330 2 p.

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To facilitate access to the left hilum during off-pump bilateral lung transplantation we used the Xpose 4 (TM) apical suction device (Guidant Corp., Indianapolis, IN), an off-pump coronary bypass device to luxate the heart out of the pericardium. The effects on circulation and possible myocardial injury were studied in retrospect. We found the device to provide us with an elegant and nondamaging method to visualize the left hilum.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)329-330
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of thoracic surgery
Volume83
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan-2007

    Keywords

  • HEART

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