Eddy J Vandezande

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If lungs could be retrieved for transplantation after circulatory arrest, the shortage of donors might be significantly alleviated. An important issue in using lungs from these so-called non-heart-beating donors is the development of a technique to assess their quality prior to transplantation without jeopardizing the life of the recipient. In our(More)
This study was conducted to identify the causes of plasma leakage of oxygenators in extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). From 1996 through 2002, 91 oxygenators were used in 62 patients undergoing ECMO for respiratory and/or cardiac failure. Several types of oxygenators were used (Medtronic Maxima, Minima, PRF, Medos Hilite). Patient variables and(More)
PURPOSE Experiments were carried out to test the efficacy and safety of the heparin removal device, a plasmapheresis filter that binds and eliminates heparin, in the context of extracorporeal circulation. PROCEDURES AND FINDINGS Six dogs were put on cardiopulmonary bypass after heparinization. Upon weaning, additional heparin was administered to obtain an(More)
In modern coronary bypass surgery, new objectives have been set based upon a minimal invasive approach: beating heart surgery is the new trend to follow, although this might not be feasible in more complex cases. In these cases, the beating heart could be supported by a mechanical device, preferably a device with minimal invasive features to fit in this new(More)
A pulsatile, membrane type pump, TPP, was developed for use in routine cardiac surgery. The artificial ventricle consists of a polycarbonate housing with an inlet and outlet polyurethane tricuspid valve. The membrane is actuated hydraulically. For pre-clinical studies, we designed a study in sheep. After a pump run of 6 hours the animals were allowed to(More)
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