Bartlett, "Effect of air exposure and suction on blood cell activation and hemolysis in an in vitro cardiotomy
suction model," ASAIO Journal, vol.
A difference of 100 IU was usually observed between these 2 values depicting constant heparin consumption by the cardiotomy
is the "surgical incision of the heart for repair of cardiac defects." Id.
Using this method all the shed blood, including that removed by the cardiotomy
sucker, is returned to the cell saver.
It occurs in 0.1% of patients after cardiotomy
, in 2-3% of patients undergoing heart transplantation, and in 10-20% of patients needing LV assist device insertion .
All the patients' ECC system consisted of a cardiotomy
reservoir, a tubing set, a hollow fiber membrane oxygenator, and a 40 [micro]m arterial line filter.
In a small series of patients post cardiotomy
RQ ranged from 0.75 to 0.79 (21).
A standard cardiopulmonary by-pass technique (roller pump, membrane oxygenator, and cardiotomy
reservoir) with moderate systemic hypothermia (core temperature, 30-32 [degrees]C) was used in all patients.
This system consists of a cardiotomy
reservoir (from cardiopulmonary bypass circuit), with tubing exiting the reservoir to a roller pump.