Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 1982; 30(2): 120-121
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1022227
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Closure of Right Atriotomy: An Alternative Technique

S. Eufrate, V. S. Luisi, P. Pugliese
  • Department of Cardiac Surgery, Massa Hospital, Italy
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Publication Date:
19 March 2008 (online)


A technique for closure of right atriotomy is described. In 710 consecutive cases operated on ECC (1977 to 1981), a modified inverting Connell suture has been used. This technique has allowed control of undesirable bleeding, reduction of pericardial adhesions and improvement of the physical appearance.