Comparative Analysis of Antioxidant Defense During On-Pump and Off-Pump Cardiac Surgery


Received July 2, 2003. Accepted for publication February 17, 2005. Introduction and objectives. The transient myocardial ischemia that occurs during cardiac surgery leads to oxidative stress and the production of free radicals. The resulting damage can be reduced if cardiopulmonary bypass is avoided. We obtained indirect measures of the oxidative damage… (More)

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