Simplified aortic cannulation (SAC) - A useful technique for neonates with small aortas

Christopher J. Knott-Craig, Peter Pastuszko, Edward D. Overholt

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Abstract

A simplified means of arterial cannulation for cardiopulmonary bypass in small neonates and those infants with diminutive aortas, or requiring reconstruction of the ascending aorta, is presented. It involves suturing a long 3.5 mm graft to the innominate artery and inserting the arterial cannula into the end of the graft. This technique improves exposure, thereby greatly simplifying many complex repairs, and may be used for initiation of ECMO or for hybrid procedures in the postoperative period.

Original languageEnglish
Article number13
JournalJournal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 28 May 2006
Externally publishedYes

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