A retrospective comparative study of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest, retrograde, and antegrade cerebral perfusion in aortic arch surgery.
George Matalanis, Mitsumasa Hata, Brian F Buxton
Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery | Published : 2003
OBJECTIVE: Despite theoretical advantages of antegrade (ACP) and retrograde cerebral perfusion (RCP) in addition to deep hypothermic arrest (DHA) in aortic arch surgery, there is still controversy about the best method of cerebral protection. We reviewed our experience with neurological outcome after aortic arch repair over the last five years. METHODS: Sixty-two patients undergoing aortic arch repair were reviewed. Five patients (8.1%) had Marfan's syndrome, 11 (17.7%) had previous cardiac operations, and 13 (21.0%) also received coronary bypass grafting (CABG). The extent of arch replacement was proximal level in 40 (64.5%), distal level in 18 (29.0%), and total in 13 (21.0%). The method o..View full abstract