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Open aortic arch surgery: how to reduce air embolism risk during antegrade cerebral perfusion.
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PMID:  20921086     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Antegrade cerebral perfusion (ACP) is used widely, with the aim of obtaining cerebral protection during open aortic arch surgery. ACP is considered by many to be the reason for improvements in the clinical outcome of this type of surgery. However, perioperative cerebral complications may still occur. Cerebral complications during ACP are considered to be due mainly to embolic events rather than hypoperfusion. We believe that many of the embolic events during ACP may be due to air embolism rather than to vessel manipulation only. To reduce the risk of air embolism during ACP, we propose an easy technique, with the suggested steps to be followed in an exact sequence.
Salvatore Lentini; Roberto Gaeta
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-10-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perfusion     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1477-111X     ISO Abbreviation:  Perfusion     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8700166     Medline TA:  Perfusion     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Department, Policlinico G. Martino, University of Messina, Messina, Italy.
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