Complex calculations during cardiopulmonary bypass - 1987 technology

E. G. Deurell, S. M. Haubert, A. M. Becker, J. L. Salamy, A. C. Nicolosi, E. A. Rose, H. M. Spotnitz

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Abstract

Programmable calculators have become increasingly valuable to the conduct of cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). We report the upgrading of our previous system with current technology. A Sharp PC-2500 portable microcomputer was chosen because of its low cost, easy programmability, rechargeable battery, and built-in printer. This system has allowed perfusionists to perform an increasing number of complex calculations with more accuracy and efficiency. In addition, it offers expanded memory and a permanent record of its calculations. We have used the new system in over 250 cases of CPB without problem. Although the flexibility of such a system allows customization to fit individual needs, we advise that any program be carefully tested and debugged to prevent serious mishap.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)408-411
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Extra-Corporeal Technology
Volume19
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

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