A Simple Technique of Distal Limb Perfusion During Prolonged Femoro‐Femoral Cannulation

  title={A Simple Technique of Distal Limb Perfusion During Prolonged Femoro‐Femoral Cannulation},
  author={Navid Madershahian and Ragi Nagib and Jens Wippermann and Justus Thomas Strauch and Thorsten Wahlers},
  journal={Journal of Cardiac Surgery},
Abstract  Objective: Cannulation of the femoral vessels for cardiopulmonary support is a common approach for many cardiac procedures as well as access of choice for many emergency bypass systems such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. A serious complication of prolonged femoral cannulation remains the ischemic injury of the distal limb. Subjects: To minimize the incidence of ischemia in the cannulated leg, we have begun to provide antegrade femoral blood flow by placing a vascular… 
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