A surgical technique for ascending aorta, aortic arch and descending aorta replacement without cross-clamp, circulatory arrest or hypothermia

UĞURLUCAN M., YILDIZ Y., Ulukan M. O., Oztas D. M., Beyaz M. O., Canata E., ...More

Cardiology in the Young, vol.30, no.1, pp.24-27, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s1047951119003159
  • Journal Name: Cardiology in the Young
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.24-27
  • Keywords: Ascending aorta, descending aorta, aortic arch, cannulation, normothermia
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Treatment of the aneurysms comprising the aortic arch is challenging. Surgical reconstruction usually requires aortic cross-clamping, cardiac arrest, and even deep hypothermia for a bloodless field. In this report, we present our surgical technique providing normothermic ascending aorta, aortic arch, and proximal descending aorta replacement with selective cannulation and perfusion of the whole body.