Epoprostenol for the treatment of increasing oxygenator pressure drop during cardiopulmonary bypass. A case report

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Abstract

A change of oxygenator during cardiopulmonary bypass is a technically high-risk procedure with potential for a serious adverse event for the patient. This case report describes a case of increased pressure drop and pre-oxygenator blood pressure during cardiopulmonary bypass successfully treated with pre-oxygenator-administered epoprostenol.

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