An original method for renal protection during renal artery revascularization is described. Temporary reperfusion of the renal artery (three to five minutes) after critical periods of cross-clamping (thirty minutes), using a balloon T-shunt, permits prolongation of the total time of renal ischemia. A more careful operative technique is permitted; if necessary, technical errors can be corrected during the surgical procedure. Accordingly, this method is useful for providing renal protection during resection of thoracoabdominal aneurysms. On the basis of their experimental and clinical results, the authors conclude that this method is safe and suitable for clinical application.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1986|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine