Assembling and Monitoring the Extracorporeal Circuit

  title={Assembling and Monitoring the Extracorporeal Circuit},
  author={Richard Brian Davis and Jeffrey N. Kauffman and Terry L. Cobbs and Sharon L. Mick},
Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) began as a groundbreaking but unpredictable adjunct to cardiac surgery that often resulted in additional trauma to already debilitated patients. Over the last 40 years, it has evolved into an indispensable and efficient process with a reliability that often exceeds 99.9%. This remarkable evolution is evidenced by the fact that hundreds of patients can now undergo operations without major mishaps caused by CPB. In the early 1980s, at Emory University, coronary artery… CONTINUE READING