open heart surgery

by lavster
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Oct21-12, 01:15 PM
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In an open heart surgery, blood is diverted to a heart-lung bypass machine by means of cannulae. A patient had previous CABG so the line was put into his leg, and the other in the right ventricle I think. Why would you put it in the leg? and would it be the right ventrical that the other cannula was inserted into?

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Greg Bernhardt
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Exactly what type of Open Heart Surgery was it?
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Oct25-12, 03:56 PM
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replacing the aortic valve

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