In the Norwood procedure for hypoplastic left heart yndrome, the distal descending thoracic aorta was cannulated just superior to the diaphragm through median sternotomy. In combination with cerebral perfusion through the graft anastomosed to the innominate artery, which was used as a systemic-to- pulmonary shunt later, this technique enabled us to completely avoid circulatory arrest and deep hypothermia throughout the operation.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine