Significant reduction in circuit pressure with modified plasma separation chamber for a heparin removal device

Weike Tao, Donald J. Deyo, Scott K. Alpard, Roger A. Vertrees, Vivi Hoang, Joseph B. Zwischenberger

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The heparin removal device (HRD), using plasma separation and poly-L-lysine (PLL) affinity adsorption is an effective alternative to protamine after cardiopulmonary bypass. Previous designs of the HRD used standard port connections between the extracorporeal tubing and the plasma separation chambers, which resulted in excessively high circuit pressures. To reduce circuit pressure, the connection ports are enlarged, keeping other circuit components and sorbent amounts unchanged.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-52
Number of pages3
JournalASAIO Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomaterials
  • Biomedical Engineering

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