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Revista Brasileira de Terapia Intensiva

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PARK, Marcelo et al. Acute hemodynamic, respiratory and metabolic alterations after blood contact with a volume priming and extracorporeal life support circuit: an experimental study. Rev. bras. ter. intensiva [online]. 2012, vol.24, n.2, pp.137-142. ISSN 0103-507X.

OBJECTIVE: To investigate the hemodynamic, respiratory and metabolic impact of blood contact with a priming volume and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation circuit, before the initiation of oxygenation and ventilation METHODS: Five animals were instrumented and submitted to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Data were collected at the baseline and 30 minutes after starting extracorporeal circulation, without membrane ventilatory (sweeper) flow. RESULTS: After starting extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, there was a non-significant elevation in pulmonary vascular resistance from 235 (178,303) to 379 (353,508) dyn.seg.(cm5)-1 (P=0.065), associated with an elevation in the alveolar arterial oxygen gradient from 235 (178,303) to 379 (353,508) mmHg (P=0.063). We also observed a reduction in the left ventricle stroke work from 102 (94,105) to 78 (71,87) (mL.mmHg)/beat (P=0.064), in addition to a reduction in cardiac output from 7.2 (6.8,7.6) to 5.9 (5.8,6.3) L/min (P=0.188). The right ventricle stroke work was counterbalanced between the pulmonary vascular resistance increment and the cardiac output reduction, maintaining a similar value. CONCLUSIONS: We presented an experimental model that is feasible and safe. Blood contact with the priming volume and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation circuit resulted in non-significant systemic or metabolic changes.

Palabras clave : Acute respiratory distress syndrome; Respiration, artificial; Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation; Multiple organ failure; Swine.

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