Cardiopulmonary Perfusion During Robotic Cardiac Surgery

  • Alan P. Kypson
  • Evelio Rodriguez
  • W. Randolph ChitwoodJr.


Surgeons performing robotic assisted cardiac surgery must master different cannulation strategies as well as different techniques to assure proper cardiac arrest and myocardial protection. In this chapter, we will review the current available cannulation and perfusion techniques as well as their pitfalls.


Cardiopulmonary bypass Peripheral cannulation Heart port Endoclamp 

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© Springer-Verlag London 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan P. Kypson
    • 1
  • Evelio Rodriguez
    • 2
    • 3
  • W. Randolph ChitwoodJr.
    • 4
  1. 1.Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina Heart InstituteEast Carolina UniversityGreenvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Cardiac SurgerySt. Thomas HospitalNashvilleUSA
  3. 3.East Carolina Heart InstituteGreenvilleUSA
  4. 4.Department of Cardiovascular SciencesEast Carolina Heart InstituteGreenvilleUSA

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