Cardiac injury during valve replacement surgery

D. A. Hawley, J. C. Kennedy, J. E. Pless, D. W. Gauger, B. F. Waller

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The commonly referenced mortality of cardiac valve replacement surgery is 2 to 5%. Some of this mortality is due to therapeutic misadventure during the procedure. Therapeutic misadventure during cardiac valve replacement may result in patterned injury of the heart, so that postmortem examination can establish the nature of the surgical injury. A case of patterned myocardial injury during valve replacement surgery is presented, with a review of literature and associated cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-282
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Forensic Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Genetics

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    Hawley, D. A., Kennedy, J. C., Pless, J. E., Gauger, D. W., & Waller, B. F. (1988). Cardiac injury during valve replacement surgery. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 33(1), 276-282.