Adenosine enhances left ventricular flow during 24-hour hypothermic perfusion of isolated cardiac allografts.

Abstract

Left ventricular flow progressively decreases during preservation of ex vivo hearts by continuous hypothermic perfusion, according to previous studies. This study was done to determine whether left ventricular flow could be maintained during 24-hour hypothermic perfusion by the addition of adenosine to the perfusate. Isolated canine hearts were perfused… (More)

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