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OBJECTIVE To investigate retrograde and antegrade crystalloid cardioplegia in terms of cardiac cooling and postoperative cardiac function. DESIGN Prospective, randomized, and blinded. SETTING University hospital. PARTICIPANTS Twenty male patients with triple-vessel disease and proximal occlusion of the circumflex or the left anterior descending(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Even moderate hyperglycaemia increases mortality/morbidity after coronary artery bypass grafting, stroke and myocardial infarction. The goal of this prospective study was to determine if using thoracic epidural analgesia from start of surgery until the end of the third postoperative day would blunt postoperative hyperglycaemia. (More)
OBJECTIVE A clinical measure--inspection of the relation of the heart (acute margin) to the diaphragm--has shown a strong positive correlation to transesophageal echocardiographic (TEE) determination of left ventricular end-diastolic area (LVEDA) during weaning from cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB). The present study examines the correlation between right(More)
Improved techniques for studying the temporal and spatial behavior of fish in a fixed location. – ICES Journal of Marine Science, 60: 700–706. There are many situations when it is important to know accurately the behavior of fish as a function of time and space in a fixed, three-dimensional volume. One example is the optimal design of techniques that(More)
The effect of a non-hypotensive dose of adenosine infusion on myocardial performance after coronary artery bypass surgery was examined. Upon arrival at the intensive care unit, 16 patients (14 males, 2 females; mean age 64.5, range 46-71) were randomized to a blinded infusion of either low-dose adenosine (n = 8) or placebo (n = 8). The infusion continued at(More)
The incidence of myocardial ischaemia, as diagnosed by transoesophageal echocardiography (TEE) versus ECG, and the relationship between ischaemic events and haemodynamic parameters were studied in 30 patients in the early phase after coronary artery bypass grafting. Information comprising invasive haemodynamics, TEE measurements, and 12-lead ECG was(More)
This paper describes a new recursive digital algorithm for computing the response spectrum from acceleration data. The algorithm digitally implements a single degree of freedom oscillator using a covariance-invariant digital filter. It is shown that this technique will produce an accurate response spectrum from input data that have been sampled at a rate(More)
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