Gender differences in sensitivity to the lenght of perioperative cold ischemia in donor myocardium


Methods The prospective study involved 35 consecutive patients undergoing heart transplantation from 9/2010 to 10/ 2011. Patients were divided into two groups: male graft (n = 20), female graft (n = 15). Troponin I as a marker of myocardial ischemia was measured at intervals: prior to collection of the donor, the recipient before sternotomy, 2h after… (More)


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