Left atrial plication for heart transplantation in patients with giant left atrium

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    Abstract

    Giant left atrium occasionally occurs in patients undergoing heart transplantation and causes a technical challenge for the surgeon because of the substantial discrepancy in size between the left atrial cuffs of the recipient and donor. We describe a left atrial plication technique that substantially reduces this discrepancy and allows for a standard left atrial anastomosis to be performed without any other modifications in technique.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)E320-E322
    JournalHeart Surgery Forum
    Volume15
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2012

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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