Case Reports in Critical Care / 2013 / Article / Fig 1

Case Report

Extracorporeal Life Support in a Severe Blunt Chest Trauma with Cardiac Rupture

Figure 1

Arrows entitled (1) show the left-ventricle rupture stitched during cardiac surgery with the ECMO device. Arrows entitled (2) depicts two strips of felt placed lengthwise on the epicardial surface and used to support the closure of the rupture from outside the myocardium, using horizontal mattress sutures of 2/0 polyester.

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