Low-flow lower body perfusion for spinal protection in a frozen elephant trunk simulation model.

OBJECTIVES The frozen elephant trunk (FET) procedure using isolated selective cerebral perfusion (SCP) at moderate hypothermia is associated with an increased risk for spinal cord ischaemia. The aim of this study was to evaluate the benefit of a combined selective cerebral and low-flow lower body perfusion (CLBP) in a porcine model. METHODS Twenty pigs… (More)