Intraoperative surgical sealant application during cardiac defect repair

Luis J. Garcia-Morales, Mahesh Ramchandani, Matthias Loebe, Michael J. Reardon, Brian A. Bruckner, Basel Ramlawi

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Bleeding can occur as a sequela to cardiac surgery. Surgical products-such as conventional sutures and clips, and somewhat less conventional sealants-have been developed to prevent this event. Among these, CoSeal is a sealant used at our institution; here we report the cases of 2 patients in whom CoSeal was used successfully as either a supplement or an alternative to suture repair. This sealant was found to be useful in attaining hemostasis both in high-pressure ventricular repair and in the rupture of a friable coronary sinus adjacent to vital structures (in this instance, a left circumflex coronary artery).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)440-442
Number of pages3
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 2014


  • Anastomosis, surgical/adverse effects, methods
  • Biocompatible materials/therapeutic use, blood loss, surgical/prevention & control
  • Coronary sinus
  • Heart ventricles
  • Heart-assist devices
  • Hemostasis, surgical/methods
  • Polyethylene glycols
  • Vascular surgical procedures/methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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