Technical description of the use of selective perfusion techniques during the norwood procedure for hypoplastic left heart syndrome

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Abstract

Since the introduction of the Norwood procedure for surgical palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome in 1983, refinements have been made to the original procedure to improve patient outcomes while still accomplishing the original goals of the procedure. One of these refinements has been the introduction of regional selective perfusion to limit the duration of circulatory arrest times and optimize the regional flow distribution. In this paper we describe our technique for performing selective cerebral and lower body perfusion during the Norwood procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-263
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Extra-Corporeal Technology
Volume43
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Arrest
  • Deep hypothermic circulatory
  • Hypoplastic left heart syndrome
  • Norwood procedure
  • Regional oxygen saturation
  • Selective perfusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health Professions (miscellaneous)
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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