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Should Surgeons Be Interested in the Effects of Bypass?

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Anderson, Jonathan (2017): Should Surgeons Be Interested in the Effects of Bypass?
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Retrieved: 20:04, Nov 20, 2017 (GMT)

Jonathan Anderson of Hammersmith Hospital in London, UK, argues that surgeons should be interested in the effect that cardiopulmonary bypass has on a patient. He makes the case that even though cardiopulmonary bypass is safe, it should be continually improved to reduce its negative effects on the patient. Dr Anderson presents a brief history of early techniques for extracorporeal circulation and discusses more recent advances in minimally invasive circuits.

This presentation was originally given during the SCTS Ionescu University program at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland. This content is published with the permission of SCTS. Please click here for more information on SCTS educational programs.


Rubbish! If it's "perfectly safe", then why the need to make it safer? The fact is there is risk with cardiopulmonary bypass. Cardiopulmonary bypass causes inflammation and bleeding. How long can you live on cardiopulmonary bypass? Not very long: no more than several hours. I don't like it when thought leaders are untruthful.

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