Visceral and limb perfusion during thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair

G. T. Christakis, A. Panos, C. M. Peniston, S. V. Lichtenstein, T. A. Salerno

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Patients undergoing thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm repair are at high risk of operative morbidity and death. Aortic clamping and unclamping stresses the myocardium, interrupts visceral and limb perfusion, and leads to metabolic acidosis. Use of a simple technique to preserve distal perfusion during the period of aortic clamping may reduce perioperative morbidity. We describe a technique of visceral and limb perfusion that may reduce surgical risk in high-risk patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)592-594
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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