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Life Threatening Reactive Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Due to Increased Blood Flow after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting

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Department of Cardiac Surgery, Klinikum Passau, 94032 Passau, Germany
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Department of Anesthesiology and Operative Intensive Care, Klinikum Passau, 94032 Passau, Germany
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Department of Cardiology, Klinikum Passau, 94032 Passau, Germany
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Received: 1 November 2020 / Revised: 3 December 2020 / Accepted: 23 December 2020 / Published: 28 December 2020
A 68-year-old patient with triple vessel coronary artery disease was scheduled for elective coronary artery bypass grafting. Three days after the uneventful surgery, the patient went into cardiogenic shock, which was deemed to be caused by a dynamic left ventricular outflow tract obstruction and high-grade mitral regurgitation, which both had not been present before surgery. On an emergency basis, surgical transvalvular septal myectomy and mitral valve replacement were performed. After initial extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) therapy and a prolonged (intensive care unit) ICU stay the patient finally recovered and is well one and a half years after surgery. View Full-Text
Keywords: CABG; septal blood flow; ventricular outflow tract CABG; septal blood flow; ventricular outflow tract
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Balan, R.; Flora, C.; Elsner, D.; Massoudy, P. Life Threatening Reactive Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Due to Increased Blood Flow after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Hearts 2021, 2, 1-4. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/hearts2010001

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Balan R, Flora C, Elsner D, Massoudy P. Life Threatening Reactive Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Due to Increased Blood Flow after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting. Hearts. 2021; 2(1):1-4. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/hearts2010001

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Balan, Robert; Flora, Christian; Elsner, Dietmar; Massoudy, Parwis. 2021. "Life Threatening Reactive Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Due to Increased Blood Flow after Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting" Hearts 2, no. 1: 1-4. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/hearts2010001

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