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Analysis of Heat Exchange during Cooling and Rewarming in Cardiopulmonary Bypass Procedures

  • Robert M. Curtis
  • George J. Trezek

Abstract

For over two decades, whole-body hypothermia has been widely used to reduce metabolic demand and protect vital organs during cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) for open heart surgery. Some form of hypothermia is currently being used in over 85% of the 275,000 CPB procedures performed annually in the world today. This procedure is among the most widely used and least quantified, from a modern engineering standpoint, of all modern medical uses of hypothermia.

Keywords

Heat Transfer Heat Exchanger Nusselt Number Heat Exchange Cardiac Index 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert M. Curtis
    • 1
  • George J. Trezek
    • 2
  1. 1.Shiley Inc.IrvineUSA
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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