Antegrade cerebral perfusion by axillary artery and left carotid artery inflow at moderate hypothermia

Alessandro Mazzola, Renato Gregorini, Carmine Villani, Mauro Di Eusanio

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Abstract

Cerebral protection during hypothermic circulatory arrest was obtained by combining right carotid perfusion through the axillary artery with selective perfusion of the left common carotid artery in ten patients. We believe that the proposed technique offers several advantages. (1) The axillary artery is generally free from atherosclerosis. (2) It eliminates the risk of retrograde embolization. (3) It provides antegrade perfusion of the true lumen in aortic dissection. (4) Antegrade cerebral perfusion is never interrupted. (5) Bihemispheric perfusion is assured. (6) The risk of air embolysm during carotid cannulation is reduced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)930-931
Number of pages2
JournalEuropean Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Volume21
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Axillary artery
  • Cerebral perfusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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