Illustration showing arterialized venous blood collection for continuous arterial perfusion

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Title

Illustration showing arterialized venous blood collection for continuous arterial perfusion

Subject

Open Heart Surgery

Description

In 1955, surgeons at the University of Minnesota operated on 5 patients for open heart surgery using the method of continuous arterial perfusion.

Research showed that when deoxygenated (venous blood) was warmed at 45 degrees Celcius for 15 minutes, the chemical characteristics of the warmed blood resembled oxygenated (arterial) blood.

Prior to surgery, doctors collected warmed arterialized blood from donors. The blood was contained in a glass bottle, or reservoir. During the operation a patient's deoxygenated blood flowed to an an empty reservoir while the arterialized collected blood was delivered to the patient.

Creator

University of Minnesota

Source

"Open heart surgery by arterialized reservoir, circa 1955," Box 111, C. Walton Lillehei papers, uarc2000-7, University of Minnesota Archives

Publisher

University of Minnesota

Date

circa 1955

Rights

Use of this image is governed by U.S. and international copyright laws. Image is property of the University of Minnesota. Please contact the University of Minnesota Archives for permission to publish this image. http://special.lib.umn.edu/uarch

Format

Print Photograph

Language

eng

Identifier

oh0297

Coverage

Open Heart Surgery

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Original Format

Print Photograph

Citation

University of Minnesota, “Illustration showing arterialized venous blood collection for continuous arterial perfusion,” Gallery, accessed January 31, 2023, http://gallerytemp.reclaim.hosting/items/show/3000.