Cardiac surgical conditions induced by beta-blockade: effect on myocardial fluid balance.

@article{Mehlhorn1996CardiacSC,
  title={Cardiac surgical conditions induced by beta-blockade: effect on myocardial fluid balance.},
  author={Uwe Mehlhorn and Steven J. Allen and Denise L. Adams and Karen L Davis and Gloria R Gogola and Robert D Warters},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={62 1},
  pages={143-50}
}
BACKGROUND Both crystalloid and blood cardioplegia result in cardiac dysfunction associated with myocardial edema. This edema is partially due to the lack of myocardial contraction during cardioplegia, which stops myocardial lymph flow. As an alternative, acceptable surgical conditions have been created in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass operations with esmolol-induced minimal myocardial contraction. We hypothesized that minimal myocardial contraction during circulatory support using… CONTINUE READING

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