Incidence of ventricular fibrillation after aortic cross-clamp release using lignocaine cardioplegia.

@article{Wallace1994IncidenceOV,
  title={Incidence of ventricular fibrillation after aortic cross-clamp release using lignocaine cardioplegia.},
  author={Susan R. Wallace and Allan B Baker},
  journal={Anaesthesia and intensive care},
  year={1994},
  volume={22 4},
  pages={442-6}
}
The occurrence of ventricular fibrillation after aortic de-clamping during cardiac surgery is common, and if prolonged may contribute to myocardial ischaemia. The use of lignocaine cardioplegia to minimize reperfusion ventricular fibrillation was studied in 141 patients undergoing first time coronary artery surgery in a double blind prospective randomized trial: 71 patients received lignocaine 100 mg/l in their cardioplegia, whereas a control group of 70 patients received cardioplegia without… CONTINUE READING