Extracorporeal - Circulatory Procedures

Circulatory Procedures

A procedure in which blood is taken from a patient's circulation to have a process applied to it before it is returned to the circulation. All of the apparatus carrying the blood outside the body is termed the extracorporeal circuit.

  • Apheresis
  • Autotransfusion
  • Hemodialysis
  • Hemofiltration
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO)
  • Cardiopulmonary bypass during open heart surgery.

Read more about this topic:  Extracorporeal

Famous quotes containing the word procedures:

    Young children learn in a different manner from that of older children and adults, yet we can teach them many things if we adapt our materials and mode of instruction to their level of ability. But we miseducate young children when we assume that their learning abilities are comparable to those of older children and that they can be taught with materials and with the same instructional procedures appropriate to school-age children.
    David Elkind (20th century)