TITLE

Experimental Use of Fluorescein for Visualization of Coronary Arteries

AUTHOR(S)
Laub, Glenn W.; Banaszak, Damien; Sakert, Tam; Gonzalez-Lavin, Lorenzo; Magovern, George J.
PUB. DATE
November 1989
SOURCE
Vascular Surgery;Nov/Dec1989, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p454
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Intraoperative delineation of the coronary anatomy during coronary bypass operations is critical for successful revascularization. Two techniques utilizing fluorescein to enhance the visualization of the coronary arteries were evaluated in a canine model. A previously described method using fluorescent cardioplegia to arrest the heart produced sub-optimal contrast. Excellent visualization of the coronary circulation was obtained when the heart was arrested with crystalline cardioplegia and then reinjected with fluorescein cardioplegia.
ACCESSION #
17153774

 

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