Pulmonary endarterectomy: with use of moderate hypothermia and antegrade cerebral perfusion without circulatory arrest.


Pulmonary endarterectomy is the treatment of choice in suitable patients who have chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. The most common surgical technique involves the use of deep hypothermic circulatory arrest. Herein, we describe a modified aortic clamping technique with selective antegrade cerebral perfusion, performed with moderate hypothermia… (More)