Heparin-coated cardiopulmonary bypass circuits in coronary bypass surgery.

Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is a nonphysiologic environment for an organism. The damage of blood components may also lead to organ dysfunction, some-times recognized as postperfusion syndrome. One possible way to diminish the risk of these complications would be to reduce the thorombogenicity and to improve the biocompatibility of the artificial surfaces… (More)