The Influence of Polyvinyl Chloride (P.V.C.) Tubing on the Isolated Perfused Rat's Heart
Perfusion of the isolated rat's heart through certain types of polyvinyl chloride tubing results in a deterioration of cardiac performance. Since plastics are commonly used in heart-lung machines and transfusion-sets, this observation may be of some importance.
- Received July 20, 1959.
- © 1960 American Heart Association, Inc.