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Microvascular Responsiveness to Pulsatile and Non-Pulsatile Flow During Cardiopulmonary Bypass

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Michael P. O’Neil, Rene Alie, Linrui Ray Guo, Mary-Lee Myers, John Murkin, Chris Ellis

The authors conducted a prospective randomized study of 20 high-risk cardiac surgical patients, split into two groups:  pulsatile versus nonpulsatile flow during cardiopulmonary bypass.  Using spectral imaging and near-infrared technology, the group found that the the pulsatile perfusion group maintained better perfusion indices in the microcirculation.

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