Intermittent antegrade warm blood cardioplegia in aortic valve replacement.

@article{Calafiore1996IntermittentAW,
  title={Intermittent antegrade warm blood cardioplegia in aortic valve replacement.},
  author={A. Calafiore and Giovanni Teodori and Giovanna Bosco and Gabriele Di Giammarco and Giuseppe Vitolla and Carlo Fino and Marco Contini},
  journal={Journal of cardiac surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={348-54}
}
BACKGROUND Intermittent antegrade warm blood cardioplegia (IAWBC) is a well established technique of myocardial protection for coronary artery surgery, with metabolic and experimental basis. METHODS To evaluate its effectiveness in aortic valve replacement (AVR), we compared 171 consecutive patients who underwent first AVR using IAWBC (group A) with the last 100 consecutive patients who underwent first AVR using intermittent antegrade cold blood cardioplegia (IACBC) (group B). The endpoints… CONTINUE READING