Experience with retrograde cerebral perfusion during proximal aortic surgery in 290 patients.

@article{Coselli1997ExperienceWR,
  title={Experience with retrograde cerebral perfusion during proximal aortic surgery in 290 patients.},
  author={Joseph S. Coselli and Scott A Lemaire},
  journal={Journal of cardiac surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={12 2 Suppl},
  pages={322-5}
}
BACKGROUND We currently routinely use profound hypothermic circulatory arrest (PHCA) with retrograde cerebral perfusion (RCP) during repair of proximal aortic dissection and aneurysms involving the transverse aortic arch. Experimental data regarding the efficacy of RCP are conflicting. We retrospectively reviewed our experience with proximal aortic surgery to compare the results of PHCA performed with and without RCP. PATIENTS AND METHODS From January 1987 through July 1996, 590 patients… CONTINUE READING