Year : 2017  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 447--449

Sutureless aortic valve implantation in patient with porcelain aorta via unclamped aorta and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest


Vagelis Boultadakis1, Nikolaos G Baikoussis1, Victoras Panagiotakopoulos1, Nikolaos A Papakonstantinou1, Polyxeni Xelidoni2, Stratos Anagnostou2, Christos Charitos1 
1 Department of Cardiac Surgery, Extracorporeal Circulation Unit, Evangelismos General Hospital of Athens, Athens, Greece
2 Anaesthesiology Department, Extracorporeal Circulation Unit, Evangelismos General Hospital of Athens, Athens, Greece

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Nikolaos G Baikoussis
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Severe atherosclerotic calcification of the ascending aorta, the so-called porcelain aorta, precludes cardiac surgeons from placing an aortic cross-clamp and direct aortic cannulation due to the increased risk of systemic embolism and stroke. In the present report, we support the option of sutureless valve implantation in a case of a porcelain ascending aorta, with deep hypothermic circulatory arrest and also without aortic cross-clamp.


How to cite this article:
Boultadakis V, Baikoussis NG, Panagiotakopoulos V, Papakonstantinou NA, Xelidoni P, Anagnostou S, Charitos C. Sutureless aortic valve implantation in patient with porcelain aorta via unclamped aorta and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest.Ann Card Anaesth 2017;20:447-449


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Boultadakis V, Baikoussis NG, Panagiotakopoulos V, Papakonstantinou NA, Xelidoni P, Anagnostou S, Charitos C. Sutureless aortic valve implantation in patient with porcelain aorta via unclamped aorta and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest. Ann Card Anaesth [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Aug 10 ];20:447-449
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