Axillary artery: an alternative site of arterial cannulation for patients with extensive aortic and peripheral vascular disease.

@article{Sabik1995AxillaryAA,
  title={Axillary artery: an alternative site of arterial cannulation for patients with extensive aortic and peripheral vascular disease.},
  author={Joseph F Sabik and Bruce Whitney Lytle and P Mccarthy and Delos M. Cosgrove},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1995},
  volume={109 5},
  pages={885-90; discussion 890-1}
}
The increasing number of patients with extensive aortic and peripheral vascular atherosclerosis or aneurysms who are undergoing cardiac operations present difficult decisions as to the optimal site of arterial cannulation for cardiopulmonary bypass. Femoral artery cannulation is the most common alternative to ascending aortic cannulation, but severe iliofemoral disease or the danger of atheroemboli caused by retrograde perfusion through an atherosclerotic or aneurysmal descending aorta may make… CONTINUE READING

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