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Pathophysiological aspects of cardiotomy suction usage.
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PMID:  20581028     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Cardiotomy suction is used for preservation of autologous blood during on-pump cardiac surgery at present. Controversially, the exclusion of cardiotomy suction in some types of operations (coronary artery bypass surgery) is not necessarily associated with an increased transfusion requirement. On the other hand, the use of cardiotomy suction causes an amplification of systemic inflammatory response and a resulting coagulopathy, as well as exacerbation of the microembolic load and hemolysis. This leads to a tendency towards increased blood loss, transfusion requirement and organ dysfunction. On the basis of these facts, it is appropriate to reconsider routine use of cardiotomy suction in on-pump coronary artery surgery.
Vladimir Svitek; Vladimir Lonsky; Faraz Anjum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perfusion     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1477-111X     ISO Abbreviation:  Perfusion     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8700166     Medline TA:  Perfusion     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Care of Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Medicine in Hradec Kralove, University Hospital in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic.
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