Cardiopulmonary bypass through a left thoracotomy using venous drainage from the innominate vein in congenital heart surgery.

@article{Suzuki2013CardiopulmonaryBT,
  title={Cardiopulmonary bypass through a left thoracotomy using venous drainage from the innominate vein in congenital heart surgery.},
  author={Takaaki Suzuki and Ayumu Masuoka and Yoshimasa Uno and Mika Iwazaki and Syunsuke Yamagishi and Toshiyuki Katogi},
  journal={Journal of cardiac surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={591-4}
}
Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) through a left lateral thoracotomy is a useful approach for some congenital heart procedures, although vascular access for the arterial and venous cannulation can be challenging in the selective patients. Six patients underwent successful extracorporeal circulation through a left lateral thoracotomy using the innominate vein for venous drainage. No operative deaths or major complications occurred. Venous drainage solely from the innominate vein was adequate to… CONTINUE READING