the experimental laboratory has been NIH-funded for nearly 20 years. The focus of the laboratory was and remains to explore strategies to minimize the potential brain and spinal cord injury during aortic operations. The research from this animal laboratory has provided the essential data necessary to perform complex aortic operations which are performed worldwide.
Important findings from OUR Aortic Aneurysm Laboratory:
1. Time interval that is safe during deep hypothermic circulatory arrest 2. Psychological and behavioral effects secondary to deep hypothermic circulatory arrest 3. How to conduct deep hypothermic circulatory arrest safely 4. How to prevent stroke during complex aortic operations with the used of the axillary artery 5. The safe application of selective cerebral perfusion during aortic arch surgery 6. Describing the blood flow and cerebral circulation response to deep hypothermic circulatory arrest