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Cerebral Protection

June 26, 2018
The authors provide a step-by-step description of a two-stage repair of a DeBakey type I aortic dissection using the elephant trunk technique.
March 19, 2018
Common carotid artery cannulation can provide antegrade blood flow to the whole body during cardiopulmonary bypass, as well as maintain cerebral perfusion even at the time of arch exclusion or repair.
September 26, 2017
In this video, the authors present the case of a patient with an extensive thoracic aorta aneurysm, who was treated with a two-stage hybrid approach.
January 14, 2015
Deep hypothermia and cardioplegic myocardial arrest, with or without selective cerebral perfusion, is traditionally performed during aortic arch reconstruction. In this video, the authors describe a technique for selective cerebral perfusion combined with controlled coronary perfusion for hypoplastic aortic arch repair.
November 17, 2014
This video illustrates the technique used to repair an aortic dissection with a tear involving the aortic root contiguous with the right coronary artery (RCA). In addition to the dissection repair, an aortic root replacement and a jump graft to the RCA are performed.
January 10, 2012
A technique for the treatment of a complex aortic disease is demonstrated in this video.  The aortic arch was replaced followed by deployment of a thoracic stent-graft through the branch of a Dacron graft.
April 4, 2011
Damiano is a pioneer in the area of minimally invasive cardiac surgery. His developmental work on robotically assisted microsurgery for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) earned him a ComputerWorld Smithsonian Award in June 1997. Damiano performed the first robotically assisted CABG procedure in North America in December 1998.