In this study, ten piglets underwent pulsatile or nonpulsatile perfusion. After the initiation of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB), all animals were subjected to 15 minutes of hypothermic CPB, 10 minutes of cold perfusion, and 30 minutes of rewarming. The results suggest that pulsatile flow generates significantly higher energy and improves myocardial blood flow during and after hypothermic CPB in this piglet model.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Biomedical Engineering