Temporary arterial shunts to maintain limb perfusion after arterial injury: an animal study.


BACKGROUND Temporary shunt placement can quickly restore perfusion after extremity arterial injury. This study examined the adequacy of limb blood flow with shunt use, non-heparin-bonded shunt patency over prolonged periods, and the safety of this technique. METHODS Common iliac arteries were divided and 4.0-mm Silastic Sundt shunts placed in 16… (More)