Iatrogenic myocardial edema with potassium cardioplegia.

  title={Iatrogenic myocardial edema with potassium cardioplegia.},
  author={Robert P. Foglia and David L. Steed and David M Follette and Edward C. DeLand and Gerald D. Buckberg},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  volume={78 2},
Postischemic myocardial edema depresses left ventricular function and coronary perfusion. Pharmacologic cardioplegia is being used increasingly to enhance myocardial protection during cardiac operations. In the present study we varied the colloid osmotic and osmotic pressures and the infusion pressures of four cardioplegic solutions to determine their respective roles in producing or preventing myocardial edema in a nonischemic setting. We found that myocardial edema during potassium… CONTINUE READING


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