Surgical treatment of thoracic aneurysms is frequently performed with the aid of partial cardiopulmonary bypass. When profound hypothermia and circulatory arrest are employed, inadequate venous drainage may represent a major problem. We herein describe a technique of inferior vena caval cannulation that allows steady performance when high pump flows are imposed.
- Aorta, Thoracic
- Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Cardiopulmonary Bypass
- Catheterization, Central Venous
- Vena Cava, Inferior