Comparison of retrograde versus antegrade cold blood cardioplegia: randomized trial in elective coronary artery bypass patients.

@article{Jasinski1997ComparisonOR,
  title={Comparison of retrograde versus antegrade cold blood cardioplegia: randomized trial in elective coronary artery bypass patients.},
  author={Marek J. Jasinski and Z Kadzioła and Ryszard Bachowski and Wojciech Domaradzki and I A Wenzel-Jasinska and Marek Piekarski and Stanislaw Woś},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={620-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Myocardial areas distal to complete coronary artery occlusion are poorly protected by antegrade cardioplegia. Hence, retrograde cardioplegia becomes an important adjunct in myocardial protection. An aim of the study was to compare both methods prospectively. METHODS 158 coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) patients were randomly assigned to… CONTINUE READING