Surface Tension Changes of Perfusates: Implications for Gaseous Microemboli during Cardiopulmonary Bypass


___________ _ Surface tension (ST) analysis was performed on solutions used to prime bubble oxygenators in order to determine what changes, if any, took place during preparation and clinical use of the cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) circuit. Samples were taken as follows: crystalloid solution prior to its addition to the circuit; after 5 and 20 minutes of pre… (More)


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