Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest in Cardiac Transplantation.

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PURPOSE Infrequently, hypothermic circulatory arrest (HCA) must be used during cardiac transplantation. Such cases may include concomitant aortic arch surgery, explantation of ventricular assist devices with outflow grafts or pseudoaneurysms closely abutting the sternum, and other scenarios for which dense mediastinal adhesions preclude exposure and… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.transproceed.2015.07.039

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