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Ann Thorac Surg. 1999 Nov;68(5):1867-8.

A simple method of treating coronary air embolism after cardiopulmonary bypass.

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Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Glenfield General Hospital, Leicester, England.


Coronary air embolism is a potential complication of cardiac operations performed with cardiopulmonary bypass, especially open heart operations. There are many recommended methods described in the literature to treat the sequelae of coronary air embolism, none universally effective. We describe a simple and safe method to treat the condition, which we have found very effective in our practice.

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