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Impact of Cerebral Perfusion on Outcomes of Aortic Surgery: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database Analysis
Among 7830 patients undergoing arch or hemiarch replacement with hypothermic circulatory arrest in the STS Database, risk factors for the composite of mortality or major permanent neurologic complications were assessed. The incidence of the outcome was 10.9%. The use of antegrade or retrograde cerebral perfusion was protective compared to no cerebral perfusion.