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BACKGROUND Retrograde flush through the left atrium is now used by some investigators in clinical lung preservation. However, to date there are no studies which compare its result with that of routine antegrade flush. METHODS Mongrel dogs were divided into two groups: antegrade group (n = 7) and retrograde group (n = 8). After flush and 6 hours of cold(More)
BACKGROUND Our previous study showed that retrograde flush through the left atrium is better than antegrade flush in 6-hour lung preservation. Whether it is feasible in long-term lung preservation is not clear. Several studies suggested that prostaglandin E1 may not be necessary in retrograde flush because of the low vascular resistance on the venous side.(More)
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