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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

Cardiopulmonary Bypass Aortic Dissection Vascular Access Activate Clotting Time Blood Pump 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1994

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  • Daniel Fitzgerald

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