Abstract Operations on the aortic arch remain a major challenge for the cardiac surgeon and neurologic injuries represent the most feared complication. During the last decades, different cerebral protection techniques, including deep hypothermic circulatory arrest, and retrograde and antegrade cerebral perfusion have been introduced into clinical practice to reduce the incidence of such complications. All three methods present advantages and disadvantages. In this review, the theoretical impact of the current methods of brain protection is reported and discussed.

Cerebral protection during surgery of the thoracic aorta: a review

DI EUSANIO, MARCO;
2004

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Abstract Operations on the aortic arch remain a major challenge for the cardiac surgeon and neurologic injuries represent the most feared complication. During the last decades, different cerebral protection techniques, including deep hypothermic circulatory arrest, and retrograde and antegrade cerebral perfusion have been introduced into clinical practice to reduce the incidence of such complications. All three methods present advantages and disadvantages. In this review, the theoretical impact of the current methods of brain protection is reported and discussed.
Di Eusanio M; Di Eusanio G
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