Cardiopulmonary function during and after prolonged extracorporeal circulation with membrane oxygenators in dogs.


Prolonged veno-arterial partial extracorporeal circulation using membrane oxygenator was performed in 19 alert dogs. Investigations of alterations in the corpuscular elements of the blood during the perfusion showed 89 mg% as the highest value of free haemoglobin. A significant decrease in the platelet count during the first two hours of bypass to a value… (More)