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Is the heart-lung machine put into effect during an open heart surgery?

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In brief: Cardiopulmonary

Cardiopulmonary bypass machine supports the patient.
Tubes- cannulae are placed in the veins to drain by gravity the blood to an oxygenator receptacle, the blood is oxygenated, and pumped through another cannula system to the arterial circulation., the are multiple kinds, and sizes of these tubes! we can place them in any big artery or vein to get the flow we need.

In brief: Cardiopulmonary

Cardiopulmonary bypass machine supports the patient.
Tubes- cannulae are placed in the veins to drain by gravity the blood to an oxygenator receptacle, the blood is oxygenated, and pumped through another cannula system to the arterial circulation., the are multiple kinds, and sizes of these tubes! we can place them in any big artery or vein to get the flow we need.
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Heart surgery

The machine is connected via catheters to an inlet from the venous system and an outflow in the aorta, the unoxygenated blood flows into the machine and gets oxygenated and then pumped out once oxygenated to the aorta to supply the body.
These are surgical connections. When the operation is done, they are removed and the heart is restarted.

In brief: Heart surgery

The machine is connected via catheters to an inlet from the venous system and an outflow in the aorta, the unoxygenated blood flows into the machine and gets oxygenated and then pumped out once oxygenated to the aorta to supply the body.
These are surgical connections. When the operation is done, they are removed and the heart is restarted.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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