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Air in the Moustache Can Choke the Left Ventricle

Published:October 22, 2014DOI:https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jvca.2014.05.029
      AORTIC ROOT PATHOLOGIES often require complex surgical repair techniques due to the involvement and manipulation of the coronary arteries. In 1981, Cabrol et al described a technique to reimplant the coronary arteries into the aortic conduit using a Dacron tube graft.
      • Cabrol C.
      • Pavie A.
      • Gandjbakhch I.
      • et al.
      Complete replacement of the ascending aorta with reimplantation of the coronary arteries: New surgical approach.
      In the 1980s and 1990s, the Cabrol technique and its modifications commonly were performed during aortic root surgery, but now are used less frequently due to the development of improved coronary ostial button mobilization techniques.
      • Kourliouros A.
      • Soni M.
      • Rasoli S.
      • et al.
      Evolution and current application of the Cabrol procedure and its modifications.
      The Cabrol technique still is considered a reasonable alternative when conventional coronary reimplantation is unsuccessful, such as in redo aortic root surgeries. The authors report a rare complication of this technique, in which echocardiography played a crucial role in the rapid and correct diagnosis.

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