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Femoral Arterial Cannulation

This study has been terminated.
(sufficient data collected.)
Information provided by:
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Identifier:
First received: June 12, 2007
Last updated: March 14, 2012
Last verified: June 2007

Many children undergoing surgery for congenital heart disease have had prior operations. Re-operative sternotomy carries with it the risk of cardiac injury and the need for emergent peripheral cannulation.

Our first aim is to demonstrate that peripheral arterial cannulation may be lifesaving in cases of complicated sternal re-entry in children and that angio-catheters can be utilized when vessels are too small for standard cannulas.

Our secondary aim is to present a case report of successful femoral cannulation in a 5 kg child.

Congenital Disorders

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Femoral Arterial Cannulation in Infants Following Complicated Sternal Re-entry

Further study details as provided by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta:

Enrollment: 1
Study Start Date: February 2007
Study Completion Date: August 2007
Detailed Description:

In children, many of the standard operative sites are either occluded, stenosed, or too small for the smallest manufactured cannulas. In these instances, it may be feasible to utilize angio-catheters for arterial access until central cannulation can be achieved safely. In an in vitro model, we have simulated a cardiopulmonary bypass circuit and arterial cannulation with angio-catheters.

It appears that angio-catheters may be used with acceptable flow hemodynamics for blood vessels too small for standard cannulas.

We have performed this successfully in a 5 kg child.

We have completed the cardiopulmonary bypass model and are ready to submit the hemodynamic data. We would like to submit to a national meeting and hopefully for publication thereafter.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 3 Months   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Pediatric children of successful angio-catheter use on 5 kg child

Inclusion Criteria:

  • case report of successful angio-catheter use on 5 kg child

Exclusion Criteria:

  • that which does not meet inclusion criteria
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00486096

United States, Georgia
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia, United States, 30329
Sponsors and Collaborators
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Principal Investigator: Brian E Kogon, MD Emory Univ. / Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  More Information Identifier: NCT00486096     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 07-012
Study First Received: June 12, 2007
Last Updated: March 14, 2012

Keywords provided by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta:
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