Arterial cannulation via 8mm grafts

David Chabot, CCP

Arterial cannulation via 8mm grafts
Our institution used to the use the older style short 20Fr femoral arterial
cannulas, when cannulating 8mm chimney grafts for femoral or axillary
arteries. With these cannulas no longer available what are other
institutions using in these situations? Please feel free to respond via
the thread or email. Thank you.

David Chabot

rithy srey, MS, CCP

RE: Arterial cannulation via 8mm grafts
(in response to David Chabot, CCP)

Hi David,

As for axillary approach, we routinely use a 3/8-1/4 reducer directly into the 8mm graft and securing it with suture wire around it. We have great flow as long as no kink in the chimney. 

Rithy Srey, MS,CCP,LCP

Chief Perfusionist Boston VA

Edited By:
rithy srey, MS, CCP[Active Members] @ Dec 27, 2019 - 12:24 PM (America/Eastern)

Luc Puis, ECCP

RE: Arterial cannulation via 8mm grafts
(in response to David Chabot, CCP)

Straigth 3/8-3/8" connector or 24F femoral arterial cannula (EOPA)

Good luck


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