Transport on emergency bypass for pulmonary embolism followed by surgical repair using retrograde pulmonary perfusion: a case report

Sistino, Joseph J.; Blackwell, Mindy; Crumbley, Arthur J.
November 2004
Perfusion;Nov2004, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p385
Academic Journal
The article cites a case study on the transport on emergency bypass for pulmonary embolism followed by surgical repair using retrograde pulmonary perfusion. describes the successful use of emergency bypass combined with retrograde pulmonary artery perfusion for treatment of a massive pulmonary embolism. Successful use of retrograde pulmonary perfusion using the pulmonary veins has been reported following cyanolacrylate glue obstruction of the pulmonary artery. This case was notable because of the factors that came together to make it successful: rapid diagnosis and transport on emergency cardiopulmonary bypass, an intraoperative procedure that included the diagnosis of a PFO, and retrograde pulmonary perfusion to flush out the remaining clots.


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