Artif Organs 2018 Feb 23. Epub 2018 Feb 23.
Department of Extra-Corporeal Circulation, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Design of contemporary oxygenators requires better understanding of the influence of hydrodynamic patterns on gas exchange. A decrease in blood path width or an increase in intraoxygenator turbulence for instance, might increase gas transfer efficiency but it will increase shear stress as well. The aim of this clinical study was to examine the association between shear stress and oxygen and carbon dioxide transfer in different contemporary oxygenators during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Read More