Six Scenarios Involving Oxygen On CPB

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Six scenarios will be discussed wherein the manipulation of oxygen by the perfusionist can have an impact on patient morbidity: 1. nitrogen entrainment, 2. hemodilution, 3. metabolic acidosis, 4. deep hypothermic circulatory arrest, 5. oxygen toxicity and 6. reperfusion injury.

Perfusion Theory is an educational platform for the Oxygen Pressure Field Theory (OPFT). August Krogh’s theoretical concept of the oxygen pressure field is explained and then applied to clinical applications in perfusion practice.