Plasmapheresis – is a modern method of fast and effective purification of blood from toxins (as exogenous – both external and endogenous – those that were formed in the body itself due to metabolic disorders), which is used in the treatment of diseases of various organs and systems. In other words, it is the removal of some of the blood plasma from the body. After the procedure, the body produces new blood cells and proteins, thereby stimulating regeneration processes.
To perform the procedure, the patient is connected to the device through two peripheral veins, using a catheter connected to a set of highways and a plasmafilter. In one session, about 30% of the total volume of circulating blood is purified. If necessary, parallel administration of medications intravenously is possible. The entire process of plasma isolation and cell return is performed automatically and safely, as only sterile sets of disposable materials are used.
The duration of the procedure is 1.5-2 hours. During plasmapheresis, the patient takes a comfortable position, mainly lying down. During the procedure, you can take a nap or listen to music. The required number of procedures is determined by the doctor, taking into account the age and state of health of the patient. To completely purify the blood, you need 3-5 procedures. Plasmapheresis sessions are usually performed every other day. Sometimes, in difficult cases, plasmapheresis is performed for 2-3 consecutive days.
Indications for plasmapheresis:
Plasmapheresis is not recommended for problems: