Cannulae and cell saver design: do they make a difference?

  • David A. Stump
  • Published 2007 in The journal of extra-corporeal technology

Abstract

In the evolution of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), it is becoming increasing obvious that minimizing microembolization is critical in protecting the brain. Every component of the CPB circuit and ancillary apparatus must be evaluated and, if necessary, re-engineered with the reduction of microemboli a major focus. Cardiotomy suction has been identified as a… (More)

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