Successful palliation using partial cardiopulmonary bypass in a two-day-old infant with type B interruption of the aortic arch

J. G. Copeland, J. A. Record, N. W. Salomon, D. J. Sahn, H. D. Allen, S. J. Goldberg

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Abstract

Partial cardiopulmonary bypass from the pulmonary artery to the descending aorta was used successfully for resuscitation and aortic arch reconstruction in a 2 day old infant with type B interrupted aortic arch. Partial cardiopulmonary bypass interrupted the fatal progression to acidosis and death caused by hypoperfusion of structures distal to the ductus arteriosus in this 'ductus dependent' infant, and this approach provided time for an accurate dissection and anastomosis. The natural history, pathophysiology, and currently available surgical alternatives are considered in suggesting a possible role for partial bypass in the treatment interrupted aortic arch.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)495-499
Number of pages5
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume76
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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