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Beating heart surgery in a patient with dextrocardia and complete situs inversus

Sotiris C Stamou, Ammar S Bafi, Emmanouil I Kapetanakis, Robert C Lowery, Albert J Pfister, Mercedes K C Dullum, Steven W Boyce, Paul J Corso
Journal of Cardiac Surgery 2003, 18 (2): 170-2
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We present a 65-year-old female patient with dextrocardia and situs inversus who underwent successful coronary artery bypass without cardiopulmonary bypass. Vessels revascularized included right internal mammary artery to the left anterior descending artery and a saphenous vein graft to the first obtuse marginal branch. The procedure was performed on a beating heart through a median sternotomy with the use of a compression epicardial stabilizer. The patient was discharged to her home after an uneventful recovery. Only 12 similar cases of myocardial revascularization in patients with dextrocardia have been reported so far, and this is one of the first procedures, in patients with dextrocardia, performed off pump.

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