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Surgical treatment of aortic arch aneurysms using selective cerebral perfusion. Experience with 100 patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8800697     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hundred consecutive patients were operated on for aortic arch aneurysms between January 1986 and October 1993. All operations were performed with the aid of extracorporeal circulation, blood cardioplegia for myocardial protection, and selective cerebral perfusion (SCP) for protection of cerebral ischemia during aortic arch repair. Forty-four patients (44%) had an emergency operation because of frank or impending rupture of aneurysms or acute aortic dissection. Eighty-three patients (83%) underwent total arch replacement, and 54 had concomitant procedures including aortic valve resuspension, aortic valve replacement (AVR), composite graft replacement and coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The overall early (30-day) mortality rate was 16%. Multivariate analysis revealed, as significant risk factors, preoperative cardiopulmonary resuscitation, renal-mesenteric ischemia due to acute dissection, previous ascending aorta/arch operation and preoperative stroke. Of the 71 (71%) patients who were free of these risk factors, only one (1.4%) died. One patient (1%), who was preoperatively in shock state, had a distinct stroke. The present data suggest that SCP is a useful method for aortic arch aneurysm operation requiring complex repair of the aortic arch.
T Kazui; N Kimura; S Komatsu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1010-7940     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Publication Date:  1995  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-09-30     Completed Date:  1996-09-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  491-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Second Department of Surgery, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Aorta, Thoracic / surgery*
Aortic Aneurysm / mortality,  surgery*
Cerebral Revascularization* / mortality
Extracorporeal Circulation
Middle Aged
Multivariate Analysis
Perfusion / methods
Postoperative Complications / etiology
Risk Factors
Survival Rate

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