Editorial analysis: impact of perfusion strategy on stroke risk for minimally invasive cardiac surgery.

@article{Yaffee2012EditorialAI,
  title={Editorial analysis: impact of perfusion strategy on stroke risk for minimally invasive cardiac surgery.},
  author={David W Yaffee and Aubrey C. Galloway and Eugene A Grossi},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={
          1223-4
        }
}
The move from full median sternotomy to less invasive approaches for valvular heart surgery has been driven by the desire to reduce post-operative pain and surgical trauma and to improve cosmesis and patient satisfaction [1]. Non-sternotomy incisions, however, can limit exposure to the ascending aorta. This raises the question of whether to attempt a technically more challenging ascending aortic cannulation using advanced cannulation technology/techniques, or perform retrograde arterial… CONTINUE READING