Article Abstract

Percutaneous and open cannulation for peripheral cardiopulmonary bypass: pearls and pitfalls

Authors: Alexander P. Nissen, Juan Abreu, Vahram Ornekian, Stephanie Nguyen, Tom C. Nguyen


Minimally invasive mitral surgery requires unique considerations for safe conduct of cardiopulmonary bypass. We describe several techniques, highlighting both percutaneous and direct femoral cannulation, with accompanying video illustrations, while addressing relevant pearls and pitfalls of each.