Abstract:ObjectiveHemodilution is a concern in cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Using a smaller
dual tubing rather than a single larger inner diameter (ID) tubing in the
venous limb to decrease prime volume has been a standard practice. The
purpose of this study is to evaluate these tubing options.MethodsFour different CPB circuits primed with blood (hematocrit 30%) were
investigated. Two setups were used with two circuits for each one. In Setup
I, a neonatal oxygenator was connected to dual 3/16" ID venous limbs
(Circuit… Show more
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