Adenosine triphosphate-sensitive K+ channels mediate postcardioplegia coronary hyperemia.


The purpose of the present study was to examine the role of adenosine triphosphate-sensitive potassium channels in mediating the coronary hyperemic response after crystalloid cardioplegia. Thirteen pigs were placed on normothermic cardiopulmonary bypass support. Hearts were arrested with cold (4 degrees C) crystalloid ([K+] 25 mmol/L) cardioplegic solution… (More)


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