Results of aortic arch repair with hypothermic circulatory arrest and retrograde cerebral perfusion.

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BACKGROUND Repair of aortic arch pathology is reliably performed with hypothermic circulatory arrest, but the best method of brain protection is controversial. METHODS We reviewed a consecutive series of 67 patients who had aortic arch repair with hypothermic circulatory arrest. Retrograde perfusion of arterial blood into the superior vena cava (SVC… (More)

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