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Removal of Arterial Lines and Devices From the Ascending Aorta in Cardiac Surgery Patients

Brinster, Derek R. MD*; Chinichian, Shideh

Innovations: Technology & Techniques in Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery: January/February 2014 - Volume 9 - Issue 1 - p 72–73
doi: 10.1097/IMI.0000000000000037
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Abstract: The use of monitoring or device lines through the ascending aorta may be necessary for a variety of clinical situations. The technique provided in this article allows percutaneous closure of these entry sites with a closed chest.

From the *Divisions of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA USA; and †Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA USA.

Accepted for publication November 29, 2013.

Disclosure: The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Derek R. Brinster, MD, Divisions of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Medical College of Virginia Campus, West Hospital Building, 7th Floor, South Wing, 1200 East Broad St, PO Box 980068, Richmond VA 23298-0068 USA. E-mail: dbrinster@mcvh-vcu.edu.

©2014 by the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery