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Table 1 Table summarizing results of the new device for 6 adult patients undergoing minimal invasive aortic valve replacement

From: Carbon dioxide de-airing in minimal invasive cardiac surgery, a new effective device

  Mini-diffuser Postoperative stroke or cognitive dysfunction Decrease in regional right or left ventricular function after CPB Ventricular arrhythmias after CPB
CO2 flow rate 5 L/min 8 L/min 0/6 0/6 0/6
Mean air content % in surgical cavity < 1% < 1%
  1. CPB Cardio-pulmonary bypass