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Medical Open heart surgery

  1. Oct 21, 2012 #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?

    thanks
     
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  3. Oct 24, 2012 #2
    Exactly what type of Open Heart Surgery was it?
     
  4. Oct 25, 2012 #3
    replacing the aortic valve
     
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