Hirotaka Watanuki

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BACKGROUND We assess the outcome of emergency total arch replacement with a modified elephant trunk technique for acute type A aortic dissection to clarify whether our aggressive approach is justified in certain patients. METHODS Between 2000 and 2006, 54 patients (55.1% of all) underwent emergency total arch replacement for acute type A aortic(More)
OBJECTIVE The study objective was to determine the impact of integrated antegrade selective cerebral perfusion with right axillary artery perfusion during arch surgery. METHODS All surgeries were performed through a median sternotomy. Direct cannulation of the right axillary artery in the axilla was used for cardiopulmonary bypass and antegrade selective(More)
In our institution, total arch replacement for distal arch aneurysms is performed through a median sternotomy with antegrade selective cerebral perfusion. The distal anastomosis to the completely transected descending aorta is made through the aneurysmal sac. We report on three interesting cases presenting late dilatation of the aneurysmal sac due to(More)
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