Simplified technique of heart-lung transplantation

Scott D Lick, Jack G. Copeland, Luis J. Rosado, Francisco A. Arabia, Gulshan K. Sethi

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Abstract

Well-known complications of heart-lung transplantation include mediastinal bleeding and phrenic nerve injury. Conventional technique places the hila behind the phrenic nerves. We have placed the hila in front of the phrenic nerve in our last 10 patients, using direct caval anastomoses when feasible. This minimizes traction on and dissection around the phrenic nerves, and allows anterior rotation of the heart-lung block for easier hemostasis of the posterior mediastinum after implantation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1592-1593
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume59
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995

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Heart-Lung Transplantation
Phrenic Nerve
Venae Cavae
Heart Block
Mediastinum
Traction
Hemostasis
Dissection
Hemorrhage
Lung
Wounds and Injuries

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Lick, S. D., Copeland, J. G., Rosado, L. J., Arabia, F. A., & Sethi, G. K. (1995). Simplified technique of heart-lung transplantation. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 59(6), 1592-1593. https://doi.org/10.1016/0003-4975(95)00159-I

Simplified technique of heart-lung transplantation. / Lick, Scott D; Copeland, Jack G.; Rosado, Luis J.; Arabia, Francisco A.; Sethi, Gulshan K.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 59, No. 6, 1995, p. 1592-1593.

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Lick, SD, Copeland, JG, Rosado, LJ, Arabia, FA & Sethi, GK 1995, 'Simplified technique of heart-lung transplantation', Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 59, no. 6, pp. 1592-1593. https://doi.org/10.1016/0003-4975(95)00159-I
Lick, Scott D ; Copeland, Jack G. ; Rosado, Luis J. ; Arabia, Francisco A. ; Sethi, Gulshan K. / Simplified technique of heart-lung transplantation. In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 1995 ; Vol. 59, No. 6. pp. 1592-1593.
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