Direct versus side-graft cannulation of the right axillary artery for antegrade cerebral perfusion.

@article{Yilik2006DirectVS,
  title={Direct versus side-graft cannulation of the right axillary artery for antegrade cerebral perfusion.},
  author={Levent Yilik and Bilgin Emrecan and Mert Kestelli and Ibrahim Ozsoyler and Banu Bahriye Akdag Lafci and Necmettin Yakut and Cengiz Ozbek and A. Zafer Gurbuz},
  journal={Texas Heart Institute journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={310-5}
}
Antegrade selective cerebral perfusion through the right axillary artery has proved to be a safe and effective method for cerebral protection in aortic surgery. In this study, we prospectively evaluated the techniques of direct right axillary artery cannulation (Group 1) and right axillary artery side-graft cannulation (Group 2), investigated cannulation-related complications, and determined the hemodynamic advantages and disadvantages of both cannulation techniques. Sixty-eight patients… CONTINUE READING