Ok let’s keep going with #cardiopulmonarybypass. Several requests for circulatory arrest, but first let’s understand how to go on and off bypass and a few flavors of cannulation and cardioplegia
🧵primer pt 2: going on and off bypass
Again, don’t get overwhelmed by the surgeon shoving a large number of tubes into the heart. Think logically what each one does and why it is needed.
If you know your stuff and you can’t come up with an answer, then maybe you’ve identified an inefficiency in their process. 🙃🙃
Mar 14, 2022 • 15 tweets • 6 min read
For student coming onto #cardiacsurgery: here’s a primer on cardiopulmonary bypass I usually give between rounds and incision
You won’t pass perfusion boards from this 🧵but hopefully you’ll feel more oriented at the table.
When I was a sub-I on cardiac surgery I was totally lost on what all the different tubes did and would see a diagram like this and think I should stick to belly surgery: