Prophylaxis and Treatment of Myocardial Ischaemia by Haemodilution with Fluorocarbon Emulsions

  • N. S. Faithfull
  • M. Fennema
  • W. Erdmann
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 215)


Fluorocarbons (PFCs), largely inert chemicals with a high solubility for respiratory and other gases, are available in emulsified form in the plasma substitute Fluosol-DA 20% (FDA). This has an oxygen solubility of 0.75 ml per 100 mmHg (Zander and Makowski, 1982; Grote et al., 1985), about two and a half times that in plasma. To take advantage of this difference a high inspired concentration of oxygen is usually administered.


Exchange Transfusion Blood Substitute Left Anterior Descend Occlusion Computer Subroutine Oxygen Transport Parameter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. S. Faithfull
    • 1
  • M. Fennema
    • 1
  • W. Erdmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnaesthesiaErasmus University RotterdamThe Netherlands

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