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  1. Arsenault, Paul R. BS, CCP


Abstract: During open heart procedures, the heart is stopped. The surgeon needs a blood-free, motionless work area. The heart-lung bypass machine provides circulation for the rest of the body during surgery. The perfusionist, as an active member of the surgical team, operates the heart-lung bypass machine. Historical development of the perfusionist's role and collaboration with other members of the healthcare team are discussed.