Insulin as a vasodilating agent in the first hour after cardiopulmonary bypass.

Abstract

To study the vasodilating effect of insulin after termination of ECC in aortocoronary bypass surgery, 21 patients were randomized to treatment with 7.5 U of fast-acting insulin/kg b.w. as a bolus injection followed by continuous infusion of 15 U/kg b.w. for 1 hour, or to serve as controls. Insulin administration was begun when the last proximal anastomosis… (More)

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