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.
- Acute aortic dissection
- Aortic surgery
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine