The effect of cardiopulmonary bypass on gastric and colonic mucosal perfusion: a tonometric assessment.


In a study to assess the potential effect of nonpulsatile hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), intramucosal pH (pHi) of the gastric and colonic mucosae was determined by tonometry (n = 8). During the hypothermic phase of CPB, gastric and colonic pHi did not change significantly. Forty minutes after the start of rewarming, despite increases in the… (More)