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Intraoperative rescue by placement of a stent following a surgical coronary arterial injury in a child

  • Walter J. Duncan (a1), Jacques G. LeBlanc (a2) and Derek G. Human (a1)


An acute injury to a coronary artery was recognized during the surgical construction of the Fontan circulation. Surgical manipulation of the site of injury was not successful in restoring normal myocardial blood flow. A stent was therefore placed intraoperatively under direct vision, with restoration of normal coronary arterial flow acutely and at short-term follow-up.


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Correspondence to: Walter Duncan MD, Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics, British Columbia's Children's Hospital, 4480 Oak St., Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 3V4, Canada. Tel: 604 875 2855; Fax: 604 875 3463; E-mail:


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