A simple technique to preserve the lsvc during reoperative orthotopic heart transplant

Scott D. Lick, Daniel L. Beckles, Vincent R. Conti

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Increasingly, patients undergo heart transplant after previous heart surgery. In patients with a persistent left superior vena cava (LSVC), the preferred technique, preservation of drainage via the native coronary sinus, can be difficult in reoperative cases due to adhesions. We report a technique simplifying this operation in such a patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)767-768
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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