Gamma scintigraphy is used to quantify the post bypass accumulations of platelets and neutrophils in the lung, liver, and heart of adult pigs subjected to a standard 90 min regimen of normothermic cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). Coated and uncoated microporous polypropylene oxygenator circuits were studied for Cobe Duo (Arvada, CO) oxygenators (amphophilic silicone-caprolactone oligomer [SMA] coating, n = 8 each) and Medtronic Maxima (Irvine, Ca) oxygenators (Carmeda heparin coating, n = 5 each). The SMA treatment significantly increased platelet accumulations versus uncoated controls in lung, liver, and heart for the 2 hr period, including the majority of the post CPB sampling intervals; platelet densities did not reach preCPB levels. Neutrophil accumulations were unaffected by the SMA coating.
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- Biomedical Engineering