Reliability of Percutaneous Pulmonary Vent and Coronary Sinus Cardioplegia in the Setting of Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement: A Single-Center Experience

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(Abstracted from J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth, 31(4):1203–1209, 2017)Although percutaneous pulmonary vent and coronary sinus (CS) cardioplegia have been identified as a fundamental skill to provide a safe surgical environment for patients undergoing minimally invasive cardiac surgery for aortic valve replacement (MIAVR), data on the feasibility and results of these have not yet been reported. The aim of this retrospective analysis was to evaluate the reliability and efficacy of ProPlege and EndoVent catheters, commonly referred to as “necklines,” for intraoperative CS cardioplegia and pulmonary artery venting in the setting of MIAVR.

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