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Title: An Australian experience with aortic arch replacement: a novel approach without circulatory arrest or deep hypothermia.
Austin Authors: Matalanis, George ;Shi, William Y
Affiliation: Department of Cardiac Surgery, Austin Hospital, University of Melbourne, PO Box 5555, Heidelberg, Victoria3084, Australia
Issue Date: 17-Jul-2010
Publication information: Heart, Lung & Circulation 2010; 20(3): 163-9
Abstract: The potential risks of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest in aortic arch surgery have been well documented. Antegrade cerebral perfusion may ameliorate brain injury but still involves variable periods of cerebral and visceral ischaemia. We describe a novel "branch-first continuous perfusion" technique which avoids both deep hypothermia and circulatory arrest. This brings us closer to the goal of arch surgery without cerebral or visceral ischaemia and the morbidity of deep hypothermia.
Gov't Doc #: 20638333
DOI: 10.1016/j.hlc.2010.06.662
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Aorta,
Circulatory Arrest, Deep Hypothermia Induced.adverse effects.methods
History, 20th Century
History, 21st Century
Thoracic Surgical Procedures.history.methods
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