Does cardioplegia during cardiac surgery protect the heart at any time?

Munetaka Masuda
August 2015
European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Aug2015, Vol. 48 Issue 2, p243
Academic Journal
The article assesses whether cardioplegia protects the heart during cardiac surgery. Topics covered include the establishment of the main concept of myocardial protection with cardioplegic solution in heart surgery in the late part of the 1980s and the 1990s. Also mentioned are the major components of using cardioplegic solutions in myocardial protection.


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