One-Stage Repair for Infants with Complex Coarctation without Homologous Blood Transfusion

(Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Sakakibara Heart Institute, Tokyo, Japan)

Yuko Suzuki Yukihiro Takahashi Toshio Kikuchi
Nobuyuki Kobayashi Eisaku Nakamura
We successfully performed one-stage definitive repair for 3 infants weighing 4.2, 6.1 and 5.2kg with complex coarctation without homologous blood transfusion. The priming volume of the bypass circuits was 195ml, and their lower hematocrit values during cardiopulmonary bypass were 15C16 and 13%, respectively. In order to diminish the aortic cross clamp time, the aortic arch was repaired with the heart beating, using isolated cerebral and myocardial perfusion methods. The base excess in each patient decreased to |9.4, |8.0 and |4.9mEq/l during the rewarming phase, however, their postoperative hemodynamic and respiratory conditions were satisfactory. They have grown without any sequelae for at least 2 months.
@Jpn. J. Cardiovasc. Surg. 29: 118-121 (2000)