Blog
About

  • Record: found
  • Abstract: found
  • Article: not found

Balloon occlusion of the ascending aorta without hypothermic circulatory arrest in valve surgery for patients with a porcelain aorta.

The heart surgery forum

adverse effects, Aged, Vascular Surgical Procedures, Treatment Outcome, Tomography, X-Ray Computed, Suture Techniques, Middle Aged, Male, Hypothermia, Induced, Humans, Heart Arrest, Induced, Female, Catheterization, Cardiopulmonary Bypass, therapy, radiography, Calcinosis, Brachiocephalic Trunk, Balloon Occlusion, surgery, Aortic Valve, Aortic Diseases, Aorta, Aged, 80 and over

Read this article at

ScienceOpenPublisherPubMed
Bookmark
      There is no author summary for this article yet. Authors can add summaries to their articles on ScienceOpen to make them more accessible to a non-specialist audience.

      Abstract

      Severe calcification of the ascending aorta and the aortic arch complicates cardiac surgery. The optimal approach in such patients is unknown. Four valve surgeries were performed with balloon occlusion without hypothermic circulatory arrest. All patients had femoral arterial cannulation, and all 3 patients who required an aortotomy had right axillary artery cannulation as well. A balloon catheter was inserted just proximal to the brachiocephalic artery via a purse-string stitch. Good cardiac arrest was obtained in all cases, and a good bloodless field was obtained in all 3 aortic valve cases. There were no balloon-related complications. The patients all showed good postoperative courses. Balloon occlusion of the ascending aorta without circulatory arrest is effective for performing a rapid and less invasive surgery that is not significantly different from the usual valve surgery.

      Related collections

      Author and article information

      Journal
      10.1532/HSF98.20091015
      20719729

      Comments

      Comment on this article