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Innovations (Phila). 2014 Jan-Feb;9(1):72-3. doi: 10.1097/IMI.0000000000000037.

Removal of arterial lines and devices from the ascending aorta in cardiac surgery patients.

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  • 1From the *Divisions of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA USA; and ‚ĆVirginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA USA.


The use of monitoring or device lines through the ascending aorta may be necessary for a variety of clinical situations. The technique provided in this article allows percutaneous closure of these entry sites with a closed chest.

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