Use of a membrane oxygenator for open-heart surgery in infants.

Abstract

Because use of the bubble oxygenator during open-heart surgery is associated with complications such as hemolysis, pulmonary insufficiency and oliguria, a membrane oxygenator was used in conjunction with hypothermia in 37 infants. The main features of the oxygenator are gravitational blood flow, oxygenation into an airless, collapsible blood reservoir, low… (More)

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