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J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 1997 May;11(3):310-5.

Pulsatile and nonpulsatile perfusion: the continuing controversy.

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Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK.

Abstract

This report discusses pulsatile and nonpulsatile perfusion with regard to hemodynamics, cell metabolism, and the visceral consequences of these forms of cardiopulmonary bypass. It argues that differences between the two modes and a benefit for pulsatile perfusion, are most clearly manifested in identifiable high-risk patient groups.

PMID:
9161899
DOI:
10.1016/s1053-0770(97)90100-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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