TITLE

Heparin-bonded circuits without a cardiotomy: a description of a minimally invasive technique of cardiopulmonary bypass

AUTHOR(S)
Lilly, Kevin J; O'Gara, Paul J; Treanor, Patrick R; Crowley, Richard; Reardon, Deborah L; Shapira, Oz M; Khuri, Shukri F; Aldea, Gabriel S; Shemin, Richard J
PUB. DATE
March 2002
SOURCE
Perfusion;Mar2002, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p95
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The deleterious effects of cardiotomy suction have been well recognized and well documented for some time. The use of cardiotomy suction results in the exposure of blood to the defoaming sock, aspiration of stagnant pericardial blood into the systemic circulation, and the entrainment of both fatty and gaseous microemboli. The purpose of this paper is to describe a technique using heparinbonded cardiopulmonary circuits (HBCs) without the use of a cardiotomy reservoir or cardiotomy suction. Our group has previously demonstrated improved clinical outcomes using HBCs and a low-dose anti-coagulation protocol. It is our goal to further improve clinical outcomes and further attenuate the deleterious effects of cardiopulmonary bypass by eliminating the potential complications attributed to the use of cardiotomy suction.
ACCESSION #
6567730

 

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