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First Live Tweet of an Open Heart Surgery

Wed, 22 Feb 2012 23:50:59 GMT

#storify-minimal a:hover{text-decoration:none}On February 21, 2012, Dr. Michael P. Macris, board-certified in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, performed the first live surgical twittercast of a beating open heart surgery in the United States at Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital in Houston, TX.Storified by memorialherman · Wed, Feb 22 2012 23:50:59Today, we provide an educational inside look into a common double bypass #surgery with live video and pics #MHopenheart— Memorial Hermann · Tue, Feb 21 2012 13:38:30Patient: M, 57 yr old with a blockage of the coronary artery. For patient privacy we are not disclosing name, other identifers #mhopenheart— Memorial Hermann · Tue, Feb 21 2012 13:39:20patient consented to this broadcast of his surgery, for protection his name will not be given. #mhopenheart · Memorial Hermann WARNING: The contents of this #openheart #surgery may be GRAPHIC in NATURE.— Memorial Hermann · Tue, Feb 21 2012 13:43:29RT @houstonhospital: setting up a cardiac angiogram, this is used to prepare to reference targets during bypasses #mhopenheart · Bianca Rinconanesthesia by arterial line in wrist to check pressure, central line for fluid, TEE probe to view the heart/valves.— Memorial Hermann · Tue, Feb 21 2012 14:28:41 · Memorial Hermann RT @houstonhospital: Patient is now prepped with Chlorhexidine chemical antiseptic from chin to toe #MHopenheart · labeeisawesomePatient is supine, arms padded/tucked at side, leg bolster under legs to expose saphenous veins, roll is placed under chest. #mhopenheart— Memorial Hermann · Tue, Feb 21 2012 14:47:58Macris, scrubbing In... #mhopenheart · houstonhospitalMemorial Hermann NW #surgery team pauses, aka "time out" designed to make everyone slow down and review before starting.— houstonhospital · Tue, Feb 21 2012 15:10:44Today Dr. Macris will do a #doublebypass to restore circulation to heart using the patient’s saphenous vein along with his mammary artery.— Memorial Hermann · Tue, Feb 21 2012 14:38:53First Assistance begins surgery with endoscopic vein removal of the saphenous vein of the leg #mhopenheart · houstonhospitalThe great saphenous vein (GSV) is the large (subcutaneous) superficial vein of the leg and thigh #mhopenheart · houstonhospitalDr. Macris opened patient’s chest with knife, bovie, then saw. #mhopenheart #Hounews · houstonhospital src="" width="400" height="225" frameborder="0" style="display:block">Dr. Macris Opening · memorialhermannTo clarify: Last video shows reverse order (2 camera feeds together) 1st is dissection of mammary 2nd was opening of chest #mhopenheart— Memorial Hermann · Tue, Feb 21 2012 15:37:03 src="" width="400" height="225" frameborder="0" style="display:block">Opening the Chest · memorialhermannRT @houstonhospital: With a mammary retractor, the mammary artery can be dissected completely under direct vision #mhopenheart · Soccerchik20Left Internal Mammary Artery (LIMA) is being dissected to be used as one of the vessels for the bypass #mhopenheart— Memorial Hermann · Tue, Feb 21 2012 15:49:28[...]