Hydraulically driven pulsatile pump enhances regional myocardial blood flow during and after hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass in a neonatal piglet model

Akif Undar, T. Masai, S. Q. Yang, H. C. Eichstaedt, M. McGarry, W. K. Vaughn, O. H. Frazier, C. D. Fraser

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalASAIO Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2000
Event46th Annual Conference and Exposition of ASAIO - New York, NY, USA
Duration: Jun 28 2000Jul 1 2000


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering

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