Deep hypothermic circulatory arrest for repair of the brachiocephalic artery and aorta: After a gunshot wound to the chest

Christopher J. Mutrie, Shady M. Eldaif, Grace Rozycki, Edward P. Chen, Cullen D. Morris

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The incidence of penetrating trauma to the brachiocephalic artery and aortic arch is not known, because most patients die of hemorrhage before they receive adequate treatment. Furthermore, when torrential hemorrhage from penetrating trauma is present, the anatomy of the thoracic vasculature can present a challenge for gaining adequate exposure, achieving vascular control, and performing proper repair. We describe the case of a patient with a gunshot wound to the anterior chest; he was placed under cardiopulmonary bypass and deep hypothermic circulatory arrest while we performed a patch repair of the proximal brachiocephalic artery and aortic arch.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)489-490
Number of pages2
JournalTexas Heart Institute Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 23 2009
Externally publishedYes



  • Cardiopulmonary bypass
  • Deep hypothermic circulatory arrest
  • Penetrating chest trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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