heart-lung machine


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a pump to maintain circulation during heart surgery

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But the heart-lung machine carries a small risk of complications, including stroke.
It also said there is ''no causal link between the defendant's operation of the artificial heart-lung machine and the death,'' dismissing the prosecutors' appeal of the 2005 Tokyo District Court decision that cleared Sato.
collects all the components of the heart-lung machine, assembles them aseptically, and makes sure the equipment works perfectly.
The basic task of a heart-lung machine is to oxygenate and circulate the patient's blood while the heart is stopped during surgery.
SAN BERNARDINO - A coroner said Sunday that a teen-age snowboarder who spent six days in the snowy wilderness only to die while on a heart-lung machine likely would have died anyway due to numerous medical complications.
This autologous blood is saved and is transfused back to the patient once the heart repair is completed and the patient is off the heart-lung machine.
Children don masks and gowns, walk into a simulated operating room with an EKG machine, respirator, ventilator, heart-lung machine, and other instruments, then "implant" the device in a mannequin.
Alcard holds a leading position in the Brazilian heart-lung machine market.
Dr Yahya added that the team of anaesthesiologists ensured the patient is smoothly taken off the heart-lung machine and to stabilise the patient so that the surgery can be completed in minimal time ensuring patient safety and minimal drug support.
If life has been sustained by a heart-lung machine, there are strict criteria to be fulfilled before declaring brain death.
We hoped the ventilator would allow us to get him well enough that he wouldn't need to be put on a heart-lung machine," he added.
The patient is hooked up to a heart-lung machine and the heart is stopped during the surgery--a step that is not required with the catheter approach.
Sato, who was a member of the girl's medical team at Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward, was arrested and indicted in 2002 for allegedly operating her artificial heart-lung machine improperly and causing her to develop a brain disorder and eventually die.
The reason(s) for this are not entirely clear but may relate to use of the heart-lung machine to which your blood circulation was connected as a "substitute heart" when your own heart was stopped to make repairs.
With the patient maintained on a heart-lung machine, the surgical team excised the heart's upper chambers and used tissue from a cow's heart sac to fashion new atria, the heart's upper chambers.