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|Title:||Retrograde cerebral perfusion for treatment of air embolism after valve surgery.|
|Authors:||Gadhinglajkar, Shrinivas Vitthal|
|Publisher:||Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals|
|Citation:||Asian cardiovascular & thoracic annals. 12; 1; 81-2|
|Abstract:||Air embolism occurred after termination of cardiopulmonary bypass in a 22-year-old man undergoing aortic valve replacement for rheumatic aortic insufficiency. Normothermic retrograde cerebral perfusion was instituted for 5 min at a flow rate of 300-500 mL.min(-1), maintaining internal jugular vein pressure < 25 mmHg. The aortic cannula was declamped intermittently for 5-10 seconds. Mean arterial pressure was kept at 60-70 mmHg. The patient recovered without any neurological deficit.|
|Appears in Collections:||Journal Articles|
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