Novel Use of the Urchin® Heart Positioner for Repair of Pericardial Rupture in Cardiac Subluxation: Case Report and Review of Management

Amir A. Sarkeshik, Ala Z. Jamal, Victor M. Rodriguez

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Abstract

A 65-year-old man was involved in a multivehicle collision from which he sustained blunt polytrauma involving the abdomen and chest. Imaging of the chest revealed biventricular cardiac herniation into the left chest with an associated pneumopericardium. He underwent emergent surgical management with repositioning of the heart and repair of associated pericardial rupture. Exposure was facilitated with the novel use of an off-pump coronary surgery heart positioner. This report highlights the management of these rare blunt traumatic injuries in addition to using the Urchin® heart positioner for optimal exposure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-289
Number of pages4
JournalInnovations: Technology and Techniques in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2020

Keywords

  • cardiac herniation
  • cardiac luxation
  • herniated heart
  • pericardial rupture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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