Scientific article

Novel technique for aortic arch surgery under mild hypothermia

Published inThe annals of thoracic surgery, vol. 1, no. 85, p. 347-348
Publication date2008

We present our initial experience in 5 patients for open aortic arch repair with continuous antegrade perfusion of the brain and of the lower body by means of direct cannulation of the right axillary artery and of the descending aorta with a venous cannula (DLP 91037 cannula [Medtronic Inc, Minneapolis, MN]) for systemic perfusion under mild hypothermia (30 degrees C). This mode of perfusion allows safe open repair of the aortic arch, short aortic cross clamping, and CPB times associated to all the known advantages of the mild hypothermia; this technique could have the potential to be generally applicable in surgeries for aortic arch repairs after further evaluation.

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aneurysm Dissecting/surgery/ultrasonography
  • Aorta Thoracic/surgery
  • Aortic Aneurysm Thoracic/surgery/ultrasonography
  • Blood Vessel Prosthesis Implantation/methods
  • Brain Ischemia/prevention & control
  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass/methods
  • Cerebrovascular Circulation/physiology
  • Echocardiography Doppler
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Hypothermia Induced/methods
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Monitoring Intraoperative/methods
  • Prospective Studies
  • Risk Assessment
  • Treatment Outcome
Citation (ISO format)
PANOS, Aristotelis, MYERS, Patrick-Olivier, KALANGOS, Afksendiyos. Novel technique for aortic arch surgery under mild hypothermia. In: The annals of thoracic surgery, 2008, vol. 1, n° 85, p. 347–348. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2007.06.046
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