Volume 33, Issue 1 (January 1988)

    Cardiac Injury During Valve Replacement Surgery

    (Received 14 April 1987; accepted 13 May 1987)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    The commonly referenced mortality of cardiac valve replacement surgery is 2 to 5%. Some of this mortality is due to therapeutic misadventure during the procedure. Therapeutic misadventure during cardiac valve replacement may result in patterned injury of the heart, so that postmortem examination can establish the nature of the surgical injury. A case of patterned myocardial injury during valve replacement surgery is presented, with a review of literature and associated cases.


    Author Information:

    Waller, BF
    Professor, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

    Hawley, DA
    Assistant professor, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

    Gauger, DW
    Fellow in forensic pathology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

    Kennedy, JC
    Resident in pathology, Methodist Hospital of Indiana, Inc., Indianapolis, IN

    Pless, JE
    Professor and director, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN


    Stock #: JFS12463J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12463J

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    Title Cardiac Injury During Valve Replacement Surgery
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30