Intermittent aortic cross-clamping and cold crystalloid cardioplegia for low-risk coronary patients


Alhan H. , Karabulut H. , Tosun R., Karakoç F., Okar I., Demiray E., ...More

ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY, vol.61, no.3, pp.834-839, 1996 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0003-4975(95)01119-6
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF THORACIC SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.834-839

Abstract

Background. Blood cardioplegic strategies have been shown to increase myocardial oxygen uptake, replenish depleted energy stores, and improve myocardial function and survival in the high-risk subset of patients. However, the superiority of these techniques over intermittent aortic cross-clamping and crystalloid cardioplegia in low-risk patients is still controversial.