Direct aortic cannulation for port-access mitral or coronary artery bypass grafting.
A technique is described for direct aortic arterial cannulation during Port-Access mitral valve or coronary artery bypass grafting. Femoral arterial cannulation is avoided, and endoaortic balloon occlusion is used for cardioplegic arrest. To date, excellent results have been obtained in 45 patients.
Glower, DD; Komtebedde, J; Clements, FM; Debruijn, NP; Stafford-Smith, M; Newman, MF
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