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Correspondence: Ajit P. Yoganathan, 387 Technology Circle NW, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30313, Ph. (404)894-2849, Fax. (404)894-4243, ajit.yoganathan@bme.gatech.edu

The authors thank Charles Bloodworth and Ikechukwu Okafor for data analysis and critical review.


Research Funding:

This study was supported by the National Science Foundation (fellowship DGE-1148903:ELP) and by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (grant HL113216).


  • Science & Technology
  • Life Sciences & Biomedicine
  • Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems
  • Respiratory System
  • Surgery
  • Cardiovascular System & Cardiology

Real-time recording of annuloplasty suture dehiscence reveals a potential mechanism for dehiscence cascade


Journal Title:

Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery


Volume 152, Number 1


, Pages E15-E17

Type of Work:

Article | Post-print: After Peer Review


We present a case of annuloplasty suture dehiscence in a live ovine model, with novel, real-time suture force recordings throughout the event.

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© 2016 by The American Association for Thoracic Surgery

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