Saphenous vein cannulation in re-redo cardiac surgery

Marco Agrifoglio, Marco Gennari, Samer Kassem, Gianluca Polvani

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The widely used peripheral vein site of cannulation (i.e., the femoral vein) cannot always be employed in the setting of re-redo procedures. We propose a safe and simple surgical technique for a femoral vein cannulation using the greater saphenous vein as the inflow tract for the venous drainage in the setting of redo cardiac surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)676-677
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery


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