TITLE

Blood cardioplegia filtration

AUTHOR(S)
Martin, Juergen; Krause, Matthias; Benk, Christoph; Lutter, Georg; Siegenthaler, Michael; Beyersdorf, Friedhelm
PUB. DATE
March 2003
SOURCE
Perfusion;Mar2003 Supplement, Vol. 18, p75
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The introduction of blood cardioplegia has been proven to limit ischaemia and reperfusion injury in cardiac surgery. But the presence of activated neutrophils in the capillary bed may cause further damage. Leukocyte filters have been shown to be very effective in reducing the leukocytes in blood cardioplegia to less than 10%. Leukocyte depletion of blood cardioplegia provides an excellent approach to minimizing myocardial injury, predominantly in high-risk cardiac surgery.
ACCESSION #
10051403

 

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