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BACKGROUND Right ventricular (RV) dilatation that occurs as a consequence of RV infarction is thought to produce hemodynamic instability by reducing left ventricular (LV) preload and compliance. We hypothesized that these geometric changes may also adversely affect LV systolic performance. METHODS AND RESULTS Twelve 40-kg pigs were studied. Integrated(More)
BACKGROUND Following neonatal open heart surgery a nadir occurs in left ventricular function six to 12 hours after cardiopulmonary bypass. Although initiated by intraoperative events, little is known about the mechanisms involved. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the involvement of nitric oxide in this late phase dysfunction in piglets. DESIGN Piglets aged 2 to 3(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study was to describe infarct size and platelet accumulation when reperfusion injury was combined with a thrombogenic lesion in the coronary artery. The left anterior descending artery was damaged in 11 pigs and subsequently occluded proximal to the lesion for 50 min, followed by 4 h of reperfusion. RESULTS The(More)
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