Pulmonary collapse alone provides effective de-airing in cardiac surgery: a prospective randomized study.

Maya Landenhed Smith, Doris Cunha Goncalves, Faleh Alrashidi, Leif Pierre, Peter Höglund, Bansi Koul

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Abstract

We previously described and showed that the method for cardiac de-airing involving: (1) bilateral, induced pulmonary collapse by opening both pleurae and disconnecting the ventilator before cardioplegic arrest and (2) gradual pulmonary perfusion and ventilation after cardioplegic arrest is superior to conventional de-airing methods, including carbon dioxide insufflation of the open mediastinum. This study investigated whether one or both components of this method are responsible for the effective de-airing of the heart.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)320-326
JournalPerfusion
Volume 31
Issue number4
Early online date2015 Sep 9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 May

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Surgery

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