Spontaneous atrioventricular groove disruption during off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting

Jennifer S. Lawton, Seema P. Deshpande, Paul B. Zanaboni, Ralph J. Damiano

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Abstract

Atrioventricular groove tear or disruption is a disastrous and technically challenging complication after mitral valve replacement surgery. This report details the untimely spontaneous occurrence of an atrioventricular tear during manipulation of the heart for off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting and its successful repair. Significant distortion of the mitral annulus and elevation of pulmonary artery pressures in the beating heart likely contributed to the spontaneous tear.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-341
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume79
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 23

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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