Simple and Effective Blood Salvage Technique for Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Circuit

Yota Suzuki, Jay Roach, Yolanda R. Leyva, Abe Deanda, Gal Levy

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Abstract

Return of circuit blood after discontinuing extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is an important blood conservation strategy for reducing the need for blood transfusion. This follows the current standard of circuit blood salvaging after cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). There is a variety of strategies and techniques of blood salvage described associated with CPB but not with ECMO. We describe a simplified technique to salvage the blood in the ECMO circuit that requires no special equipment, is safe, and maximizes blood salvage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E150-E152
JournalASAIO Journal
Volume67
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2021

Keywords

  • blood conservation
  • decannulation technique
  • extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering

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