Partial inflow occlusion: a neglected technique for treating troublesome aortic leaks.

@article{Calhoun1987PartialIO,
  title={Partial inflow occlusion: a neglected technique for treating troublesome aortic leaks.},
  author={T R Calhoun and R M Ferlic},
  journal={Texas Heart Institute journal},
  year={1987},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={206-7}
}
Most cardiac surgeons occasionally encounter troublesome bleeding from an ascending aortic site and are aware of the potential difficulties associated with repairing this complication. Partial inflow occlusion, as described below, is a simple method of depressurizing the aorta to facilitate suture placement after cardiopulmonary bypass.