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Priming Reduced Extracorporeal Circulation Setup (PRECiSe) with the DeltaStream diagonal pump.
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PMID:  14678425     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Different systems for beating heart procedures and low priming systems limited to coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) have been introduced. We describe Priming Reduced Extracorporeal Circulation Setup (PRECiSe), a new low priming system which sup-plies all the features of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). PRECiSe incorporates the DeltaStream diagonal pump, which pumps blood from the right atrium to the aorta via a membrane oxygenator and a filter; the system is placed beneath the patient's head resulting in extremely short tubing. A reservoir allows the use of suckers and vents. Autologous blood priming furthers reduces hemodilution. In a safety study the system was used for extracorporeal circulation in 11 patients undergoing CABG without adverse effects. By use of PRECiSe mean priming was reduced to 268.5 ml resulting in minimal hemo-dilution and transfusion requirements.
Sven Beholz; Michael Kessler; Ralf Thölke; Wolfgang F Konertz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Artificial organs     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0160-564X     ISO Abbreviation:  Artif Organs     Publication Date:  2003 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-12-17     Completed Date:  2004-05-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802778     Medline TA:  Artif Organs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1110-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Charité, Humboldt-University Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiopulmonary Bypass / instrumentation*,  methods
Coronary Artery Bypass / instrumentation*
Feasibility Studies
Middle Aged
Treatment Outcome

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