Myocardial protection of cold crystalloid and warm blood cardioplegia. A comparative study.

Journal Article (Academic article)

Twenty patients undergoing open-heart valvular operations were divided randomly into two groups. Intermittent perfusion of cold crystalloid (St. Thomas Hospital solution) with hypothermic cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in the hypothermic group and continuous administration of warm blood cardioplegia with normothermic CPB in the normothermic group were used respectively. The results of warm blood cardioplegia were superior to those of cold crystalloid. 70% of patients treated with the warm technique had spontaneous return of normal sinus rhythm shortly after removal of the aortic cross-clamp, compared with only 10% of the hypothermic group (P

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Yuan, SM; Zhu, LB; Li, GS; Liu, MH; Dong, C; Yu, YF; Wang, DQ; Li, JC; Luo, J

Published Date

  • July 1994

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 107 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 515 - 520

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0366-6999

Conference Location

  • china