Cardiopulmonary bypass

What is Cardiopulmonary bypass?

It is a technique where the blood circulation between heart and lung is temporarily shifted to a heart lung machine for conducting surgical procedure in the heart smoothly.

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Hi, my aunt just had a bypass operation (on pump, without the hear-lung machine) 1 week ago. She has been irritated and off mood most of the time...

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An arrhythmia (irregular rhythm) is most likely
A block or dissection in the graft or native vessel might...

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Dear Doctor: My husband had open heart surgery 18 months ago, and was, of course, on the heart-lung machine for approximately six hours. I am...

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I understand that your husband has recovered from the whole procedure quite completely except for the fact that he has...

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My friend had heart valve repair in which his heart and lungs were on a machine during surgery, which was very successful. However, one of his...

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Respiratory failure and atelactasis( collapse) of lungs is well known complication after cardiopulmonary bypass.

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