Jan 1, 1976

Comparative evaluation of a new disposable rotating membrane oxygenator with bubble oxygenator

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
V Subramanian, R L Berger


The comparative in vivo performance of adult-size bubble and rotating membrane oxygenators was evaluated during closed-chest cardiopulmonary bypass for six hours in two groups of dogs. The results show that the rotating membrane oxygenator is efficient in oxygen and carbon dioxide transfer with minimal trauma to blood, while platelet destruction and hemolysis were marked with the bubble oxygenator. Cerebral, cardiac, and respiratory complications were frequent with the bubble oxygenator and absent with the membrane oxygenator.

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Oxygenators, Membrane
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Canis familiaris
Disposable Equipment

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