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Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery

Print version ISSN 0102-7638On-line version ISSN 1678-9741


FONTES, Ronaldo Ducceschi; DIAS, Carlos Augusto; MOCELIN, Amílcar Oshiro  and  VELLOSO, Luiz Guilherme Carneiro. Cerebral retrograde perfusion alternating with carotid artery anterograde perfusion in the surgical treatment of acute dissection of ascending aorta dissection. Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc [online]. 2005, vol.20, n.2, pp.186-188. ISSN 1678-9741.

The authors report an original case using cerebral retrograde perfusion alternating with carotid artery anterograde perfusion, during the surgical treatment of acute ascending aorta dissection. The patient was discharged on 32nd post-operative day in a clinically controlled condition. The Mini Mental State Examination test was applied after 30 days and showed normal cerebral cognitive activity. The authors believe that this method can give a protective effect to the brain during procedures involving aortic dissection or aneurysms, after evaluating its use after a significant series of cases.

Keywords : Aortic aneurysm; Brain injuries; Cardiac surgical procedures; Perfusion [methods]; Cerebrovascular circulation; Aortic diseases [surgery].

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