Vacuum-Assisted Venous Drainage in Cardiac Surgery

  • Wakako Fukuda
  • Takeshi Goto
  • Ikuo FukudaEmail author


Total cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), which has gained popularity because of its simplicity and safety, has been used for cardiac surgery for more than half a century and is used successfully thousands of times each day worldwide [1].


Venous Drainage Pump Flow Rate Invasive Cardiac Surgery Venous Reservoir High Negative Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryHirosaki University Graduate School of MedicineHirosaki, AomoriJapan
  2. 2.Department of Clinical EngineeringHirosaki University School of Medicine and HospitalAomoriJapan

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