Can hypocapnia reduce cerebral embolization during cardiopulmonary bypass?

Abstract

BACKGROUND Cerebral embolization is a major cause of central nervous dysfunction after cardiopulmonary bypass. Experimental studies demonstrate that reductions in arterial carbon dioxide tension (PaCO2) can reduce cerebral embolization during cardiopulmonary bypass. This study examined the effects of brief PaCO2 manipulations on cerebral embolization in… (More)

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