ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
A new shunt technique during carotid endarterectomy
Erkan Kuralay1, Hakan Bingöl2
1Ordu Medical Park Hastanesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Bölümü, Ordu
2Özel Yüzüncü Yıl Hastanesi, Kalp ve Damar Cerrahisi Bölümü, Ankara
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2011.069
The use of classical shunt techniques during carotid endarterectomy may sometimes impede carotid artery surgery. For this purpose, a new and simple shunt procedure can easily be performed by placing the arterial blood flow from the femoral artery catheter into the internal carotid artery with a blood set without using any three-way stopcock. Since a flow of 250-300 ml/min is provided during the surgery through this shunt placed with the blood set, adequate brain protection can be obtained, and neurological deficits are avoided.
Keywords : Beating heart bypass; coronary perfusion
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