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    ABSTRACT: The present study describes a cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) technique that incorporates vacuum assisted venous drainage and arterial return using a centrifugal pump in minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS). The technique was performed on 40 patients scheduled to undergo MICS. The proposed CPB technique enables a good operative field to be obtained even through a limited incision through the use of peripheral cannulation using small cannulae. Vacuum pressure was applied to the venous reservoir (−43 ± 14 mm Hg) to maintain adequate CPB flow (>2.4 L × min−1× M−2). The effects of CPB on hemolysis were subsequently compared between patients who underwent the proposed procedure (MICS group; n = 6) and a control group who underwent coronary arterial bypass grafting (CABG group; n = 6) with conventional CPB. Plasma free hemoglobin (FHb) increased and plasma haptoglobin (Hp) decreased during CPB in both groups, with no significant difference between the groups. By the next day, FHb had returned to pre-CPB levels whereas Hp remained lower in both groups. Again, these values did not differ significantly between groups. Thus, we conclude that the proposed CPB technique is useful in MICS with acceptable effects on hemolysis.
    Artificial Organs 12/2001; 24(6):450 - 453. · 1.96 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The present study describes a cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) technique that incorporates vacuum assisted venous drainage and arterial return using a centrifugal pump in minimally invasive cardiac surgery (MICS). The technique was performed on 40 patients scheduled to undergo MICS. The proposed CPB technique enables a good operative field to be obtained even through a limited incision through the use of peripheral cannulation using small cannulae. Vacuum pressure was applied to the venous reservoir (-43 +/- 14 mm Hg) to maintain adequate CPB flow (>2.4 L x min-1 x M-2). The effects of CPB on hemolysis were subsequently compared between patients who underwent the proposed procedure (MICS group; n = 6) and a control group who underwent coronary arterial bypass grafting (CABG group; n = 6) with conventional CPB. Plasma free hemoglobin (FHb) increased and plasma haptoglobin (Hp) decreased during CPB in both groups, with no significant difference between the groups. By the next day, FHb had returned to pre-CPB levels whereas Hp remained lower in both groups. Again, these values did not differ significantly between groups. Thus, we conclude that the proposed CPB technique is useful in MICS with acceptable effects on hemolysis.
    Artificial Organs 07/2000; 24(6):450-3. · 1.96 Impact Factor