A Study of Equipment for and Performance of Extracorporeal Circulation

  • H. Pokar

Abstract

Extracorporeal Circulation (ECC), and for that matter, the type of equipment employed and its performance play a central role in any study designed to assess neurological and psychological reactions to cardiac surgery. Accordingly, the data-collecting questionnaires used contain a great many complex questions, of which just the cardinal points will be discussed. The aim of this presentation is to provide information and a general survey for better orientation and critical appraisal of the actual results of this international multicenter study. The patient sample is the same just mentioned in the chapter by Prof. Birnbaum — 498 cases from seven centers.

Keywords

Permeability Hepatitis Nylon 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Pokar
    • 1
  1. 1.University of HamburgFederal Republic of Germany

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