• lungs
  • Senning and I hope to get some patients in the three weeks he has left here, especially we hope to get the bad mitrals who cannot be gotten in shape for surgery on a medical basis, put them on the bypass long enough to get the lungs cleared, and to go ahead with the mitral repair right off. (nih.gov)
  • This invention relates to an extracorporeal circulation device and particularly to an improved mechanical device for temporarily assuming the functions of the heart and lungs in a human being or animal. (google.com)
  • blood
  • Angiocardiograms with dogs have shown that in this fashion we are able to run bypass effectively enough so that no blood at all passes into the left ventricle, and the aorta fills only in retrograde fashion from the cannula in the femoral artery. (nih.gov)
  • Operative procedures upon the heart and its associated vessels could be better performed if the heart was temporarily relieved of its function of pumping blood. (google.com)
  • If surgical operative procedures are necessary while the heart is pumping blood, the vigorous expansions and contractions of the pulsating member render delicate surgical procedures extremely difficult, if not in many cases practically impossible. (google.com)
  • Relieving the heart of its normal function of pumping blood, it only for a short period of time, would, of course, relieve many of the attendant surgical operative difilculties. (google.com)