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Right pleuropericardial release: a useful technique in off-pump coronary surgery

Velissaris, Theodore, Stuklis, Robert G., Hett, David A. and Ohri, Sunil K. (2003) Right pleuropericardial release: a useful technique in off-pump coronary surgery Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals, 11, (2), pp. 174-176.

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We describe the use of right pleurotomy combined with right pericardial release during off-pump coronary surgery. The maneuver releases the compression exerted on the right cardiac chambers during cardiac verticalization and improves hemodynamic stability during exposure of the posterior or lateral coronary vessels.

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Published date: 2003
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Local EPrints ID: 26076
ISSN: 0218-4923
PURE UUID: 05da18d1-31a3-4229-8d1f-bc3210ad369f

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Date deposited: 21 Apr 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:08

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Author: Theodore Velissaris
Author: Robert G. Stuklis
Author: David A. Hett
Author: Sunil K. Ohri

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