Single-cannula venovenous bypass for respiratory membrane lung support.

  title={Single-cannula venovenous bypass for respiratory membrane lung support.},
  author={Yves Dominique Durandy and J. Y. Chevalier and Yves Lecompte},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={99 3},
Clinical use of a single cannula would make extracorporeal membrane oxygenation simpler and less aggressive. It would probably limit the occurrence of the complications of currently used techniques (double-cannula, venoarterial, or venovenous bypass). In this experimental study an original system is described that is composed of a single cannula, an alternating clamp, and a nonocclusive roller pump, the characteristics of which permit its use as a venous reservoir. To overcome the limitations… CONTINUE READING