Pledget Induced Cardiogenic Shock Following a Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacement

Alexandra E. Tedesco
Victor E. Tedesco IV, MD

Within the last decade, minimally invasive valve replacements have become exceedingly popular, and as a result, so has the rise of technology aimed at refining and simplifying these techniques. With new technology, new complications are inevitable. We present a routine Minimally invasive aortic valve replacement through a right anterior minithoracotomy complicated by pledget impaction in a coronary artery.
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