The Hostile Thoracic Aorta: Management Considerations for Severe Aortic Atheroma in a Challenging Case of Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Mitral Valve Replacement

Rohesh J. Fernando, Sean D. Johnson, John G. Augoustides, Prakash A. Patel, Jacob T. Gutsche, Bao Ha, Jared W. Feinman, Stuart J. Weiss, Sreekanth Cheruku, Sharon L. McCartney, Nisha Dave, Michael Fabbro, Benjamin N. Morris

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-231
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2019


  • cardiopulmonary bypass
  • cerebral oximetry
  • coronary artery bypass grafting
  • embolism
  • epiaortic ultrasound
  • intensive care unit
  • intra-aortic balloon pump
  • low cardiac output syndrome
  • mechanical circulatory support
  • mobile atheroma
  • near-infrared spectroscopy
  • porcelain aorta
  • structured hand-off
  • thoracic aorta
  • transcranial Doppler
  • transesophageal echocardiography
  • valve replacement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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