Percutaneous and Open Cannulation for Peripheral Cardiopulmonary Bypass: Pearls and Pitfalls

This video demonstrates a step-by-step technique for percutaneous and open femoral cannulation for peripheral cardiopulmonary bypass. Femoral cannulation is the authors’ preferred platform for cardiopulmonary bypass when performing minimally invasive cardiac operations. The authors hope to highlight useful tips and methods to avoid common pitfalls for others who are interested in adding these methods to their armamentarium in order to safely perform minimally invasive cardiac operations.