Cardioplegic arrest in patients with previous Vineberg implants

T. A. Salerno, F. M. Keith, E. J.P. Charrette

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During aortic cross-clamping for direct coronary operation in patients who previously had had internal mammary artery (Vineberg) implants, the heart may continue to beat or fibrillate. It may be important, therefore, to identify the mammary artery and temporarily snare it in order to achieve and maintain cardioplegic arrest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)769-771
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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