Axillary cannulation for proximal aortic surgery is as safe in the emergent setting as in elective cases.

@article{Budde2006AxillaryCF,
  title={Axillary cannulation for proximal aortic surgery is as safe in the emergent setting as in elective cases.},
  author={Jason M. Budde and Daniel L Serna and Susan C Osborne and Mark A Steele and Edward P. Chen},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={82 6},
  pages={2154-9; discussion 2159-60}
}
BACKGROUND Right axillary artery cannulation and selective antegrade cerebral perfusion (SCP) have become well-described strategies in the surgical treatment of proximal aortic disease. Many series report increases in adverse outcomes with SCP used in emergent settings. We compare outcomes in elective and emergent patients. METHODS Over 21 months, SCP through right axillary cannulation with a side graft was performed in 61 patients. Thirty-three percent (20 of 61) underwent emergent operation… CONTINUE READING