Proposal for bail-out procedures - Cardiac general: Innovative technique to treat acute cerebral and peripheral malperfusion during type A aortic dissection repair

Pasquale Totaro, Vincenzo Argano

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Abstract

Cerebral andyor visceral malperfusion during CPB is a potentially dramatic situation which can be easily misunderstood if a complete monitoring of arterial pressure and cerebral saturation is not available. Here we present a case in which we could promptly diagnose cerebral and visceral malperfusion just after starting cardiopulmonary bypass. Use of an original and unusual method for distal perfusion allowed us to treat malperfusion, uneventful cooling of the patient down to deep hypothermia and to complete the procedure in circulatory arrest as planned.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-134
Number of pages2
JournalInteractive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008

Keywords

  • Acute aortic dissection
  • Aortic surgery
  • Malperfusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Surgery

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