Alternative method of ultrafiltration after cardiopulmonary bypass.
The Annals of thoracic surgery
Adult, Blood, Cardiopulmonary Bypass, Child, Heart Arrest, Induced, Hemofiltration, Humans
A revised circuit design for modified ultrafiltration is presented rendering the technique more convenient for use after cardiopulmonary bypass when blood cardioplegia is used. The procedure employs a hollow-fiber ultrafiltration device attached to the cardioplegia circuit. A bubble trap, heat exchanger, and a pressure monitor are incorporated as safety features. The technique has been used in 80 patients (30 pediatric and 50 adult) and has been associated with relevant increases in colloid osmotic pressure and hematocrit.
Groom, R C; Akl, B F; Albus, R A; Hill, A; Munoz, R; and Lefrak, E A, "Alternative method of ultrafiltration after cardiopulmonary bypass." (1994). Maine Medical Center. 864.