Magnesium Augmentation During Reperfusion for the Reduction of Postischaemic Myocardial Damage

  • A. H. Brown
  • J. Kitchen
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Abstract

The surgical benefits of the dry immobile heart provided by ischaemia are offset by ischaemic damage. Adequate cooling and cardioplegia have minimised this damage but during reperfusion it is manifested and worsened [1, 2]. At this stage, however, the surgeon has regained his control of the extracellular environment of the heart and can either restore or destroy the partially damaged cells.

Keywords

Magnesium Heparin Adenosine Serotonin Syringe 

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  • J. Kitchen

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