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Innovations: Technology & Techniques in Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/IMI.0000000000000037
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Removal of Arterial Lines and Devices From the Ascending Aorta in Cardiac Surgery Patients

Brinster, Derek R. MD*; Chinichian, Shideh

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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.

Copyright © 2014 by the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery

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