[Development of circulatory support during 420 aneurysm resections of the descending thoracic aorta].


From July 1974 to January 1996, 420 aneurysms of the descending thoracic aorta were surgically treated at l'Hôpital du Sacré-Coeur de Montréal. Three principles were previously established and rigorously respected: 1) the preservation of distal body perfusion, 2) the briefest aortic cross-clamp time realizable (mean: 29.8 +/- 16 minutes overall, reduced to… (More)


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