Descending Aortic and Innominate Artery Cannulation for Aortic Arch Repair With Mildly Hypothermic Continuous Cardiopulmonary Bypass in Infants and Children

James M. Hammel, Joseph J. Deptula, Rebecca Siecke, Ibrahim Abdullah, Kim F. Duncan

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A technique is described for exposure of the descending aorta, allowing separate arterial cannulation for perfusion of the upper and lower body during reconstruction of the aortic arch, maintaining continuous full-flow cardiopulmonary bypass to the entire body. This single technique is applicable to all aortic arch pathologies and allows an unhurried aortic reconstruction in an unobstructed field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)418-421
Number of pages4
JournalWorld Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2013



  • descending aortic cannulation
  • normothermia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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