Cannulation of the ascending aorta in left thoracotomy for thoracic aortic aneurysms


Turkoz R., GuIcan O., Demirturk O. S. , Turkoz A.

HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.10, no.1, pp.1-3, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20041167
  • Title of Journal : HEART SURGERY FORUM
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-3

Abstract

In patients with aneurysms of the thoracic aorta, the risks of cerebral embolism and malperfusion are increased if retrograde aortic perfusion via the femoral artery is used during repair. We describe a surgical technique used for 6 aneurysms of the thoracic descending aorta that were operated on via thoracotomy with cannulation of the ascending aorta and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest.