February 2009
Critical Care Nurse;Feb2009, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p26
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article describes the case of a 71-year-old woman who had previously undergone a triple coronary artery bypass in 1997. The patient underwent transapical aortic valve replacement (AVR) under general anesthesia in the operating room. Intravenous heparin was used during the procedure to maintain the activated clotting time at greater than 250 seconds and prevent clot formation during catheter and valve positioning. Five days after the operation, the patient was discharged home.


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