Haematological effects of minimized compared to conventional extracorporeal circulation after coronary revascularization procedures.

@article{Anastasiadis2010HaematologicalEO,
  title={Haematological effects of minimized compared to conventional extracorporeal circulation after coronary revascularization procedures.},
  author={Kyriakos Anastasiadis and Christos Asteriou and Apostolos Deliopoulos and Helena Argiriadou and Georgios T Karapanagiotidis and Polychronis Antonitsis and Vasilios Grosomanidis and Georgios Misias and Christos Papakonstantinou},
  journal={Perfusion},
  year={2010},
  volume={25 4},
  pages={197-203}
}
During the last decade, minimized extracorporeal circulation (MECC) systems have shown beneficial effects to the patients over the conventional cardiopulmonary bypass (CECC) circuits. This is a prospective randomized study of 99 patients who underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery, evaluating the postoperative haematological effects of these systems. Less haemodilution (p=0.001) and markedly less haemolysis (p<0.001), as well as better preservation of the coagulation system… CONTINUE READING