Clinical use of Jostra Rota Flow centrifugal pump:
the first case report in Japan
Hata M, Shiono M, Orime Y, Yagi S, Yamamoto T, Okumura H, Kimura S, Kashiwazaki S,
Choh S, Negishi N, Sezai Y, Matsui T, Suzuki M.
Second Department Surgery, Nihon University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
Ann Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1999; 5(4): 230-232.
A Jostra Rota Flow centrifugal blood pump was clinically applied for
a cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) of an ascending aortic replacement for type A aortic dissection. The patient was a 68-year-old
female with Stanford type A, DeBakey type II thrombosed aortic dissection complicated by cardiac tamponade and moderate aortic
regurgitation. The surgery was carried out on December 22, 1998. The air inside the pump was easily and quickly removed, and its
mode of control was excellent. The pump flow during the operation was maintained at about 2.2 l/m2. Total CPB time was
179 minutes. Macroscopically and microscopically, there were no thrombi inside the pump, after usage. The postoperative course was
uneventful. The clinical use of this pump was the first case in Japan. This pump is excellent in the ease by which it's controlled due to its
compact size and low weight. Furthermore, the Rota Flow console can be fully integrated in the HL-20 heart-lung machine, and these
systems have pulsatile flow mode possibility. This pump is suitable not only for the main pump of CPB but also circulatory support.