In this case report we illustrate our experience with a perforation of the pulmonary trunk during a transapical aortic valve implantation in a single case. The patient suffered from an aortic valve stenosis and was accepted for a minimally invasive procedure because of multiple comorbidities. After unproblematic transapical placement of the aortic valve, a venous bleeding from the anterolateral wound was observed. Median sternotomy showed a bleeding out of the pulmonary trunk that could be stopped with purse-string sutures. The further course of the patient was uneventful. (copyright) 2009 European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery.
J.T., S., E., K., P.L., H., & T., W. (2009). Pulmonary trunk perforation during transapical minimal invasive aortic valve replacement. European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, 35(6), 1094–1095. Retrieved from http://www.embase.com/search/results?subaction=viewrecord&from=export&id=L50459512