Open heart surgery

  1. 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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  3. Greg Bernhardt

    Staff: Admin

    Exactly what type of Open Heart Surgery was it?
     
  4. replacing the aortic valve
     
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