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The myocardial protective effect of adenosine as an adjunct to intermittent blood cardioplegia during open heart surgery.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
1010-7940
Publisher
Oxford University Press (OUP)
Publication Date
Volume
36
Issue
6
Pages
1018–1023
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejcts.2009.06.033
PMID: 19683936
Source
Medline

Abstract

Compared with simple cold blood cardioplegia in heart valve replacement patients, ADO pretreatment as an adjunct to 1 mmol l(-1) ADO cold blood cardioplegia may reduce cTnI, IL-6 and IL-8 release, resulting in reduced myocardial injury in ultrastructure after surgery.

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