Early postoperative function of the heart after coronary artery bypass grafting is not predicted by myocardial necrosis and glutathione-associated oxidative stress.

@article{Karu2005EarlyPF,
  title={Early postoperative function of the heart after coronary artery bypass grafting is not predicted by myocardial necrosis and glutathione-associated oxidative stress.},
  author={Inga Karu and Ragnar Loit and Ants Paapstel and Ceslava Kairane and Mihkel Zilmer and Joel Starkopf},
  journal={Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry},
  year={2005},
  volume={359 1-2},
  pages={
          195-202
        }
}
BACKGROUND To investigate whether cardioplegia-related myocardial necrosis, lactate and glutathione release are predictive for early postoperative cardiac function after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). METHODS Twelve patients with stabile angina scheduled for elective CABG were included. Myocardial release of troponin I (Tn I), creatine kinase MB isoenzyme mass (CK-MB), oxidized glutathione (GSSG) and lactate in blood were measured before cardioplegia, and up to 20 min thereafter… CONTINUE READING