Massive pulmonary infarction during total cardiopulmonary bypass in unanesthetized spontaneously breathing lambs.

Abstract

We provided total cardiopulmonary support for 1-18 hours in unanesthetized tethered lambs by peripheral vascular cannulation, using a roller pump and the spiral membrane lung. Respirations were allowed to remain spontaneous and unaided. A Swan-Ganz catheter was placed for retrograde pulmonary artery blood flow sampling. Within a few minutes following… (More)

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