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The Authors report their experience with the use of Creatine Phosphate (CP) in cardiac surgery. Forty patients undergoing mitral valve replacement are randomly divided into two groups: the former is treated with plain cardioplegia, the latter with CP-enriched cardioplegia at a concentration of 10 mmol/l. A sample of papillary muscle, obtained from the(More)
Unstable inspiratory pressure may reduce the benefits of intermittent mandatory ventilation and impose a greater work of breathing than some patients can tolerate. The authors evaluated a continuous flow intermittent mandatory ventilation with continuous positive airway pressure apparatus provided with a 10-L high compliance reservoir bag, separated from(More)
BACKGROUND OBJECTIVE To review intra- and postoperative data regarding surgical reconstruction of the aortic arch performed at our cardiosurgical centre during the past four years, and thus to deepen understanding of neurologic morbidity and of what constitutes the most effective neuroprotection. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING(More)
BACKGROUND Previous studies showed severe biochemical and functional damage to platelets in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass for cardiac surgery, and suggested that this derived from the proteolytic action of plasmin on the platelet surface. METHODS A double-blind study was carried out to compare platelet function and composition in patients(More)
AIM Assessment and comparison of the electrical parameters (energy, current, first and second phase waveform duration) among eighteen AEDs. METHOD Engineering bench tests for a descriptive systematic evaluation in commercially available AEDs. AEDs were tested through an ECG simulator, an impedance simulator, an oscilloscope and a measuring device(More)
The Authors report their experience with the use of two different anaesthetic techniques (propofol-fentanil versus isoflurane-fentanyl) for induction and maintenance of anaesthesia in patients undergoing coronary artery surgery. Haemodynamic data (regarding systemic and coronary circulation) showed an almost similar pattern of change after induction,(More)