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Selective cerebral perfusion

Ryan C Shelstad, Justin G Reeves, Katsuhiro Yamanaka, T Brett Reece
We review the operative techniques of aortic arch replacement. Aortic arch replacement presents several formidable challenges, as it requires arresting the circulation to the body and replacement of the brachiocephalic vessels with special consideration for protecting the central nervous system. Perfusion strategies, selective antegrade cerebral perfusion, and operative graft selection are key elements in aortic arch replacement surgery. Standard approaches include the island technique, the branched graft technique, and the "Spielvogel" trifurcated graft technique-each having its own advantages...
October 7, 2016: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Daniel Silva de Azevedo, Angela Salomao Macedo Salinet, Marcelo de Lima Oliveira, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira, Edson Bor-Seng-Shu, Ricardo de Carvalho Nogueira
Cerebral microcirculation is gradually compromised during sepsis, with significant reductions in the function of capillaries and blood perfusion in small vessels. Transcranial Doppler ultrasound (TCD) has been used to assess cerebral circulation in a typical clinical setting. This study was to systematically review TCD studies, assess their methodological quality, and identify trends that can be associated with the temporal evolution of sepsis and its clinical outcome. A meta-analysis of systematic reviews was conducted according to the PRISMA statement...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
Matthew S Mosca, George Justison, T Brett Reece
OBJECTIVE: The optimal strategy to deliver antegrade cerebral perfusion for cerebral protection during hypothermic circulatory arrest has not been established. The purpose of this review was to present our current clinical protocol utilizing selective antegrade cerebral perfusion during aortic arch surgery and to compare it to other published experience. CLINICAL PROTOCOL: Since 2013, our clinical protocol for aortic arch surgery has evolved to using selective antegrade cerebral perfusion via the innominate artery, moderate hypothermia, and ancillary strategies such as goal-directed perfusion (GDP)...
October 14, 2016: Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Utpal S Bhalala, Elumalai Appachi, Muhammad Ali Mumtaz
Many known risk factors for adverse cardiovascular and neurological outcomes in children with congenital heart defects (CHD) are not modifiable; however, the temperature and blood flow during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), are two risk factors, which may be altered in an attempt to improve long-term neurological outcomes. Deep hypothermic circulatory arrest, traditionally used for aortic arch repair, has been associated with short-term and long-term neurologic sequelae. Therefore, there is a rising interest in using moderate hypothermia with selective antegrade cerebral blood flow on CPB during aortic arch repair...
2016: Frontiers in Pediatrics
Sven Maier, Fabian Kari, Bartosz Rylski, Matthias Siepe, Christoph Benk, Friedhelm Beyersdorf
Open aortic arch replacement is a complex and challenging procedure, especially in post dissection aneurysms and in redo procedures after previous surgery of the ascending aorta or aortic root. We report our experience with the simultaneous selective perfusion of heart, brain, and remaining body to ensure optimal perfusion and to minimize perfusion-related risks during these procedures. We used a specially configured heart-lung machine with a centrifugal pump as arterial pump and an additional roller pump for the selective cerebral perfusion...
September 2016: Journal of Extra-corporeal Technology
Wolfgang G Kunz, Wieland H Sommer, Lukas Havla, Franziska Dorn, Felix G Meinel, Olaf Dietrich, Grete Buchholz, Birgit Ertl-Wagner, Kolja M Thierfelder
OBJECTIVES: To determine the detection rate of intracranial vessel occlusions using CT perfusion-based wavelet-transformed angiography (waveletCTA) in acute ischemic stroke patients, in whom single-phase CTA (spCTA) failed to detect an occlusion. METHODS: Subjects were selected from a cohort of 791 consecutive patients who underwent multiparametric CT including whole-brain CT perfusion. Inclusion criteria were (1) significant cerebral blood flow (CBF) deficit, (2) no evidence of vessel occlusion on spCTA and (3) follow-up-confirmed acute ischemic infarction...
October 8, 2016: European Radiology
Andreas Zierer, Ali El-Sayed Ahmad, Nestoras Papadopoulos, Faisal Detho, Petar Risteski, Anton Moritz, Anno Diegeler, Paul P Urbanski
OBJECTIVE: Surgery for acute type A aortic dissection remains a surgical challenge because of prolonged operative times, bleeding complications, and a considerable risk of neurological morbidity and mortality. The following study investigates the clinical results after surgical treatment for acute type A aortic dissection using selective antegrade cerebral perfusion and moderate-to-mild systemic hypothermia (≥28 °C). METHODS: Between January 2000 and January 2015, 453 consecutive patients underwent surgical treatment for acute type A aortic dissection at two aortic referral centres in Germany...
October 2, 2016: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
Mohammad Fazel Bakhsheshi, Yong Wang, Lynn Keenliside, Ting-Yim Lee
BACKGROUND: Target temperature management is the single most effective intervention and the gold standard in post-resuscitation care today. However, cooling the whole body below 33-34 °C can cause severe complications. Therefore, developing a selective brain cooling (SBC) approach which can be initiated early to induce rapid cooling and maintain the target temperature over 12-24 h before slowly rewarming brain temperature by itself alone would be advantageous. Vortex tubes are simple mechanical devices generating cold air from a stream of compressed air without applied chemical or energy...
December 2016: Intensive Care Medicine Experimental
Levi Bassin, David Bell
The key to aortic surgery is protection of the brain, heart, spinal cord, and viscera. For operations involving the aortic arch, the focus is on cerebral protection, while for pathology involving the descending thoracic aorta, the focus is on spinal protection. Optimal cerebral and spinal protection requires an extensive knowledge of the operative steps and an understanding of the cardiopulmonary bypass modalities that are possible. A bloodless field is required when operating on the aorta. As a result, periods of ischemia to the central nervous system and end-organ viscera are often unavoidable...
September 2016: Best Practice & Research. Clinical Anaesthesiology
Hong Liu, Qian Chang, HaiTao Zhang, CunTao Yu
BACKGROUND: Early mortality and cerebral injury are severe complications of aortic arch surgery, but data from Asian countries are scarce. We reviewed the results of patients who underwent aortic arch replacement with deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA) and antegrade selective cerebral perfusion (ASCP) at our institution to analyse pre- and intraoperative predictors of early death and neurological complications. METHODS: Clinical data of adult patients who underwent aortic arch surgery with DHCA plus ASCP between January 2005 and December 2011 were retrospectively analysed...
March 5, 2016: Heart, Lung & Circulation
Giangiuseppe Cappabianca, Claudio Roscitano, Samuele Bichi, Antonio Cricco, Matteo Parrinello, Cesare Beghi, Giovanni Albano, Giampiero Esposito
The Frozen Elephant Trunk (FET) can be adopted in selected type A acute aortic dissections (TAAAD). During FET, a prolonged distal circulatory arrest exposes the spine and visceral organs to potential ischemic injuries. Antegrade distal aortic perfusion (ADAP) could minimize this risk: we describe the technical aspects of the simultaneous use of antegrade cerebral perfusion (ACP) and ADAP achieving a "Whole Body Perfusion" (WBP) during FET.
September 9, 2016: Perfusion
Masaki Kajimoto, Dolena R Ledee, Aaron K Olson, Nancy G Isern, Isabelle Robillard-Frayne, Christine Des Rosiers, Michael A Portman
Deep hypothermic circulatory arrest is often required for the repair of complex congenital cardiac defects in infants. However, deep hypothermic circulatory arrest induces neuroapoptosis associated with later development of neurocognitive abnormalities. Selective cerebral perfusion theoretically provides superior neural protection possibly through modifications in cerebral substrate oxidation and closely integrated glutamate cycling. We tested the hypothesis that selective cerebral perfusion modulates glucose utilization, and ameliorates abnormalities in glutamate flux, which occur in association with neuroapoptosis during deep hypothermic circulatory arrest...
September 7, 2016: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
Thomas Tovedal, Mark Lubberink, Arvid Morell, Sergio Estrada, Sandeep S V Golla, Gunnar Myrdal, Rickard P F Lindblom, Stefan Thelin, Jens Sörensen, Gunnar Antoni, Fredrik Lennmyr
BACKGROUND: Perfusion strategies during aortic surgery usually comprise hypothermic circulatory arrest (HCA), often combined with selective antegrade cerebral perfusion (SACP) or retrograde cerebral perfusion. Cerebral blood flow (CBF) is a fundamental parameter for which the optimal level has not been clearly defined. We sought to determine the CBF at a pump flow level of 6 mL/kg/min, previously shown likely to provide adequate SACP at 20°C in pigs. METHODS: Repeated positron emission tomography (PET) scans were used to quantify the CBF and glucose metabolism throughout HCA and SACP including cooling and rewarming...
September 1, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Kojiro Ishikawa, Tomotaka Ohshima, Masahiro Nishihori, Tasuku Imai, Shunsaku Goto, Taiki Yamamoto, Toshihisa Nishizawa, Shinji Shimato, Kyozo Kato
The optional endovascular approach for acute ischemic stroke is unclear. The Trevo stent retriever can be used as first-line treatment for fast mechanical recanalization. The authors developed a treatment protocol for acute ischemic stroke based on the assessment of clot quality during clot removal with the Trevo. This prospective single-center study included all patients admitted for acute ischemic stroke between July 2014 and February 2015, who underwent emergency endovascular treatment. According to the protocol, the Trevo was used for first-line treatment...
August 2016: Nagoya Journal of Medical Science
Xian-Yue Wang, Wen-Peng Dong, Guang Tong, Sheng-Hui Bi, Ben Zhang, Hua Lu, Xiao-Wu Wang, Wei-da Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the protective effects of high-dose ulinastatin on the vital organs in patients undergoing total arch replacement for type A aortic dissection. METHODS: Between September 2014 and March 2016, 66 patients with type A aortic dissection underwent total arch replacement at our center. Thirty-six of the patients received ulinastatin treatment at 300 000 U/8 h from admission to 3 days postoperatively and at 300 000 U/2 h during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery (UTI group), and the other 30 patients did not receive perioperative ulinastatin treatment (control group)...
August 20, 2016: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
Eduard Quintana, Pietro Bajona, Hartzell V Schaff, Joseph A Dearani, Richard Daly, Kevin Greason, Alberto Pochettino
Open aortic arch surgery after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is considered a high-risk operation. We reviewed our surgical approach and outcomes to establish the risk profile for this patient population. In methods, from 2000-2014, 650 patients underwent aortic arch surgery with circulatory arrest. Of these, 45 (7%) had previous CABG. Complete medical record was available for review including all preoperative coronary angiograms and detailed management of myocardial protection. In results, the mean interval from previous CABG to aortic arch surgery was 6...
2016: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Sandra Boned, Marina Padroni, Marta Rubiera, Alejandro Tomasello, Pilar Coscojuela, Nicolás Romero, Marián Muchada, David Rodríguez-Luna, Alan Flores, Noelia Rodríguez, Jesús Juega, Jorge Pagola, José Alvarez-Sabin, Carlos A Molina, Marc Ribó
BACKGROUND: Identifying infarct core on admission is essential to establish the amount of salvageable tissue and indicate reperfusion therapies. Infarct core is established on CT perfusion (CTP) as the severely hypoperfused area, however the correlation between hypoperfusion and infarct core may be time-dependent as it is not a direct indicator of tissue damage. This study aims to characterize those cases in which the admission core lesion on CTP does not reflect an infarct on follow-up imaging...
August 26, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
Sotiris C Stamou, Laura A Rausch, Nicholas T Kouchoukos, Kevin W Lobdell, Kamal Khabbaz, Edward Murphy, Robert C Hagberg
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to compare early postoperative outcomes and actuarial-free survival between patients who underwent repair of acute type A aortic dissection by the method of cerebral perfusion used. METHODS: A total of 324 patients from five academic medical centers underwent repair of acute type A aortic dissection between January 2000 and December 2010. Of those, antegrade cerebral perfusion (ACP) was used for 84 patients, retrograde cerebral perfusion (RCP) was used for 55 patients, and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest (DHCA) was used for 184 patients during repair...
July 2016: Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Bruno Botelho Pinheiro, Walter V Fagundes, Luís F F Muniz, Mats Dreifaldt, Mikael Arbeus, Domingos S R Souza
INTRODUCTION: Optimal surgical management for acute type A aortic dissection (AAAD) remains unclear. The in-hospital mortality rate is still high (15%), and the intraoperative bleeding is an independent risk factor for hospital mortality. OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was describe a new method for aortic anastomosis in the repair of AAAD and report the hospital mortality and bleeding complications. METHODS: Between January 2008 and November 2014, 24 patients, 16 male, median age 62 years, underwent surgical treatment of AAAD...
April 2016: Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery
Liang-Wan Chen, Xiao-Fu Dai, Xi-Jie Wu, Dong-Shan Liao, Yun-Nan Hu, Hui Zhang, Yi Dong
BACKGROUND: To simplify extensive repair of acute DeBakey type I aortic dissection, ascending aorta and hemiarch replacement combined with modified triple-branched stent graft implantation was developed. The descriptions and early results of this technique are reported. METHODS: From August 2014 to September 2015, 116 patients with acute DeBakey type I aortic dissection underwent ascending aorta and hemiarch replacement combined with modified triple-branched stent graft implantation...
August 20, 2016: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
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