"A heart-lung machine
diverts blood away from the heart and gives us a dry, bloodless field and a steady target to operate on."
The debate got attention when former President Bill Clinton had quadruple bypass with a heart-lung machine
A surgeon connects the patient to the heart-lung machine
by inserting tubular instruments, called cannulas, into the proper blood vessels to bypass the heart and lungs.
Both groups of children underwent open heart surgery with the assistance of a heart-lung machine
Sato, who was a member of the girl's medical team at Tokyo Women's Medical University Hospital in Tokyo's Shinjuku Ward, was arrested and indicted in 2002 for allegedly operating her artificial heart-lung machine
improperly and causing her to develop a brain disorder and eventually die.
The reason(s) for this are not entirely clear but may relate to use of the heart-lung machine
to which your blood circulation was connected as a "substitute heart" when your own heart was stopped to make repairs.
With the patient maintained on a heart-lung machine
, the surgical team excised the heart's upper chambers and used tissue from a cow's heart sac to fashion new atria, the heart's upper chambers.
Mr Jawad, a father-of-two, came to the UK in 1989 to train as a perfusionist, a medical technician who operates the heart-lung machine
in open heart surgery.
Traditional coronary artery bypass surgery requires stopping the heart and artificially replacing its functions with a heart-lung machine
Unlike a normal heart operation, robotic surgery doesn't stop the heart and divert blood to a heart-lung machine
. Incisions are tiny instead of running from the patient's neck to abdomen.
Despite the promising results, the surgery remains tricky First, the anesthetized patient is put on a heart-lung machine
that oxygenates his or her blood and then pumps it back into the body, Next, the surgeon isolates the lung's pulmonary artery and finds the clot.
* High cost of heart-lung machine
and bypass surgery