Safety and Management of Perturbations During Cardiopulmonary Bypass

  • Scott M. Sadel

Abstract

Since its first clinical use in the 1950s, cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) has evolved and expanded each year to change the lives of thousands of people who have congenital or acquired cardiac disease. Although CPB now saves lives routinely, its use does result in an abnormal physiologic state. Drs. Kirklin and Barratt-Boyer have remarked, “The patient whose arterial blood flow is temporarily provided by means of a pump oxygenator is in an abnormal state that affects most, if not all, of the body’s physiologic processes.”1

Keywords

Vortex Heparin Histamine Dexamethasone Epinephrine 

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