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Samurai Cannulation (Direct True-Lumen Cannulation) for Acute Stanford Type A Aortic Dissection

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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Source Name: European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery


Tadashi Kitamura, Shinzo Torii, Kensuke Kobayashi, Yuki Tanaka, Akihiro Sasahara, Yuki Ohtomo, Rihito Horikoshi, Kagami Miyaji

There are several different strategies for arterial cannulation in patients with acute aortic dissection type A. Kitamura and colleagues compared results of direct true-lumen cannulation (Samurai cannulation) with other cannulation options. The retrospective review includes 100 patients undergoing surgery for acute type A aortic dissection, 61 of whom underwent Samurai cannulation. Samurai and other cannulation site patients had in-hospital mortality rates of 5% and 7%, respectively. Seven percent of Samurai cannulation patients and 10% of other cannulation site patients experienced disabling stroke. There was no difference between the groups regarding survival and freedom from aorta-related death at follow-up. The authors conclude that Samurai cannulation is a safe and reasonable option in patients with type A dissection.

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