Myocardial Protection by Cardioplegic Solutions

  • N. Bleese
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The aim of myocardial protection in coronary bypass surgery is to guarantee the functional and structural integrity of the whole myo­cardium which should be independent of the preoperative myocardial and coronary conditions and the number of grafted coronary arteries. The evidence of perioperative myocardial infarctions occurring with­in a zone of myocardium supplied by an ungrafted artery or myocardi­al infarctions occurring in regions supplied by arteries, which are grafted from patent veins, demonstrates that none of the methods of intraoperative myocardial protection in coronary bypass surgery until now was fully able to guarantee this.


Cardiac Arrest Hydroxyethyl Starch Coronary Perfusion Myocardial Protection Coronary Bypass Surgery 
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