Thorac Cardiovasc Surg
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1715604
Short Communications

Novel Choices of Cannula for Blood Delivery via Femoral Artery in Pediatric Patients

1  Division of Anesthesiology, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan
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2  Department of Clinical Engineering, Niigata University Medical and Dental Hospital, Niigata, Japan
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Shuichi Shiraishi
3  Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Niigata University Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Niigata, Japan
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4  Department of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany
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5  Department of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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6  Department of Pediatric Anesthesiology, University Hospital Bonn, Bonn, Germany
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Funding None.

Abstract

We previously presented a cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) method with blood delivery via femoral artery cannulation for pediatric aortic arch repair operations using the Radifocus Introducer sheath. However, the flow rate with the Radifocus Introducer sheath is limited by accessory parts with the same structure having a smaller inner diameter among different sizes, rather than the sheath body. Therefore, we further devised a combination of the JELCO IV catheter, an extension tube, and a three-way stopcock with a larger opening to obtain more flow rate keeping the CPB circuit pressure significantly lower than when using the Radifocus Introducer sheath successfully.

Disclaimer

The German Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (DGTHG) and The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon neither endorse nor discourage the use of the technology described in this publication.


Authors' Contributions

T.Y. (corresponding author) wrote the first draft of the manuscript. T.S. performed the experiments on different cannulae with cardiopulmonary bypass and helped in writing the first draft of the manuscript. S.S., B.A., V.H., and E.S. helped in writing the first draft of the manuscript.




Publication History

Received: 13 June 2020

Accepted: 06 July 2020

Publication Date:
30 September 2020 (online)

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