Roberts P, Spina R, Vallely M, Wilson M, Bailey B, Celermajer DS Circ Cardiovasc Interv 2010 Aug;3(4):e14-5 PMID: 20716752 View the PubMed article Abstract
Suture-mediated closure devices have been previously described as an interesting alternative to femoral cutdown during endovascular aortic procedures. The insertion of two or three devices before the cannulation (preclose technique) permits successful percutaneous access also with a large sheath up to 24 Fr diameter. The main benefit of percutaneous access is a lower rate of complication at the groin. The same technique can be applied to cardiac procedures where femoral cannulation for cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is required. We report a series of 12 patients in whom total percutaneous CPB was successfully established using a Perclose ProGlide for the arterial access.
Seco M, Edelman JJ, Forrest P, Ng M, Wilson MK, Fraser J, Bannon PG, Vallely MP Heart Lung Circ 2014 Sep;23(9):794-801 PMID: 24851829 View the PubMed article Abstract Cardiac surgery is increasingly performed in elderly patients, and whilst the incidence of common risk factors associated with poorer outcome increases with age, recent studies suggest that … Continue reading Geriatric cardiac surgery: chronology vs. biology