I have a script that sets up an ECMO loop and is supposed to remove CO2 from the blood that passes through the ECMO circuit. However I noticed that the aorta’s pCO2 does not change based on the rate of CO2 removal from the ECMO loop. It only changes when the blood flow rate is changed. Have I setup the CO2 removal incorrectly? This is my code:
settings.get_substance_concentration(“CarbonDioxide”).get_concentration().set_value(list(results) - 0.00013555, MassPerVolumeUnit.g_Per_dL)
Where results is the CO2 concentration from the ECMO blood sampling port.