TITLE

Haematological effects of minimized compared to conventional extracorporeal circulation after coronary revascularization procedures

AUTHOR(S)
Anastasiadis, Kyriakos; Asteriou, Christos; Deliopoulos, Apostolos; Argiriadou, Helena; Karapanagiotidis, Georgios; Antonitsis, Polychronis; Grosomanidis, Vasilios; Misias, Georgios; Papakonstantinou, Christos
PUB. DATE
July 2010
SOURCE
Perfusion;Jul2010, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p197
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
During the last decade, minimized extracorporeal circulation (MECC) systems have shown beneficial effects to the patients over the conventional cardiopulmonary bypass (CECC) circuits. This is a prospective randomized study of 99 patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery, evaluating the postoperative haematological effects of these systems. Less haemodilution (p=0.001) and markedly less haemolysis (p<0.001), as well as better preservation of the coagulation system integrity (p=0.01), favouring the MECC group, was found. As a clinical result, less bank blood requirements were noted and a quicker recovery, as far as mechanical ventilation support and ICU stay are concerned, was evident with the use of MECC systems. As a conclusion, minimized extracorporeal circulation systems may attenuate the adverse effects of conventional circuits on the haematological profile of patients undergoing CABG surgery.
ACCESSION #
62030366

 

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