In the context of intraoperative acid-base status management, all patients received sodium bicarbonate by the perfusionist to antagonize dilutional acidosis originating from introduction of the priming and the cardioplegic solution
into the patients' systemic circulation, which are both devoid of bicarbonate.
The myocardial protection of HTK cardioplegic solution
on the long-term ischemic period in pediatric heart surgery.
Blood based cardioplegic solution
was delivered either antegrade in the aortic root, or, antegrade as well as retrograde through a cannula placed in the coronary sinus.
Myocardial distribution of retrograde cardioplegic solution
assessed by myocardial thallium 201 uptake.
Hearse, "Free radicals and cardioplegia: organic anti-oxidants as additives to the St Thomas' hospital cardioplegic solution
," Cardiovascular Research, vol.
: The solution in our study consisted of
Another patient with a fungal infection was the recipient of NECC-made cardioplegic solution
, which is used to paralyze the muscles of the heart during open heart surgery.
Baboon hearts were rapidly excised after being flushed with 500 ml of cardioplegic solution
at 4[degrees]C and then immersed in cold -4[degrees]C saline or cardioplegic solution
for 2 minutes.
Rat hearts, arrested in situ after intracaval injection of a cardioplegic solution
, were preserved for 15 hours at 4 degrees C either by simple immersion or by low-flow (0.3 mL/min) perfusion.
during heart surgery also resulted in better post
(29) A similar conclusion was observed in a mitral valve replacement study, noting that a solution of histidine-triptophanketoglutarate (HTK) was superior to that the standard cold blood cardioplegic solution
. The authors concluded indicating that the HTK solution was cardioprotective in this aspect.