Current strategies for optimizing the use of cardiopulmonary bypass in neonates and infants

Irving Shen, Carmen Giacomuzzi, Ross M. Ungerleider

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The use of cardiopulmonary bypass is still necessary for the repair of many congenital cardiac defects. However, exposure to cardiopulmonary bypass can still lead to major morbidity and sometimes mortality, especially in neonates and infants, despite a perfect surgical repair. Various research-based strategies have been used to minimize some of the complications related to cardiopulmonary bypass, including the systemic inflammatory response, hemodilution, and transfusion requirement. This overview provides some of the strategies that we use in our practice in applying cardiopulmonary bypass in the repair of congenital cardiac defects in neonates and infants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S729-S734
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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