Benefits of normothermic induction of blood cardioplegia in energy-depleted hearts, with maintenance of arrest by multidose cold blood cardioplegic infusions.

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This study tests the hypothesis that warm induction of cardioplegia prior to prolonged maintenance by multidose infusions of cold blood cardioplegic solution would increase the tolerance of energy-depleted hearts to subsequent aortic clamping. Eighty percent depletion of subendocardial adenosine triphosphate (ATP) was produced in 30 dogs by 45 minutes of… (More)

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@article{Rosenkranz1982BenefitsON, title={Benefits of normothermic induction of blood cardioplegia in energy-depleted hearts, with maintenance of arrest by multidose cold blood cardioplegic infusions.}, author={E. R. Rosenkranz and Jacob Vinten-Johansen and Gerald D. Buckberg and Fumiki Okamoto and Houston Edwards and H I Bugyi}, journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery}, year={1982}, volume={84 5}, pages={667-77} }