Norwood procedure without circulatory arrest

Yutaka Imoto, Hideaki Kado, Yuichi Shiokawa, Kohji Fukae, Hisataka Yasui

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)559-561
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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