Cardiopulmonary Bypass

  • Daniel Fitzgerald

Abstract

Cardiopulmonary bypass is the circulatory and respiratory support of a patient undergoing cardiac surgery. The major components of the cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) circuit are the blood oxygenator and the blood pump. The ancillary components consist of a blood reservoir and filters connected by tubing. After a description of each component of the CPB circuit and its location within the circuit, vascular access and management of CPB will be described.

Keywords

Vortex Surfactant Dioxide Ischemia Foam 

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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1994

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  • Daniel Fitzgerald

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