Monocyte activation markers during cardiopulmonary bypass

Fink, R; Al-Obaidi, M; Grewal, S; Winter, M; Pepper, J
March 2003
Perfusion;Mar2003, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p83
Academic Journal
Extracorporeal support during cardiac surgery initiates an inflammatory response, causing damage to cardiac, pulmonary and renal tissue [Post Pump Syndrome (PPS)]. This is accompanied by a neutrophil leucocytosis and lymphopenia, but less is known about the role of monocytes and markers of monocyte activity. We studied 19 patients undergoing cardiac surgery, obtaining blood samples from the aortic root (AR) and from the coronary sinus (


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