Cardiovascular diseases, such as stroke and myocardial infarction (MI) remain the major cause of death and disability worldwide. However, the mortality of MI has declined dramatically over the past several decades because of advances in medicines (thrombolytic agents, antiplatelet drugs, b
Abstract: Mechanical ventilation during surgery is a highly complex procedure, particularly in cardiothoracic surgery, where patients need to undergo substantial hemodynamic management, involving large fluid exchanges and pharmacological manipulation of vascular resistance, as well as direct manipul
Heparin Binding Protein in Adult Heart Surgery
Author links open overlay panelEeroPesonenMD, PhD1AriePassovMD1Ulla-StinaSalminenMD, PhD2MinnaIlmakunnasMD, PhD1AnttiVentoMD, PhD2JuhaAittomäkiMD1StureAnderssonMD, PhD3AlexeySchramkoMD, PhD1
We applied our proposed continuous blood viscosity monitoring system for cardiopulmonary bypass to an experimental model that introduced echinocytes, and we confirm the viscosity change detection due to red blood cell (RBC) deformability decline. For the in vitro experiment, a test circuit
Objectives: To determine whether a multidisciplinary, multimodal Patient Blood Management (PBM) program for patients undergoing surgery is effective in reducing perioperative complication rate, and thereby is effective in improving clinical outcome.
Background: PBM is a medical concept with the foc