Coronary Sinus Rupture Repair: Patency Is Important

Toshinobu Kazui, Theodore M. Lin, Scott D Lick

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We report a case of coronary sinus (CS) injury with a retrograde cardioplegia catheter and repair that compromised CS patency. This resulted in acute global cardiac dysfunction shortly after weaning from bypass, which reversed after patch repair with confirmed CS patency. The case report shows that acute CS occlusion may not be tolerated in some humans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e25-e26
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2018


ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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