Intermittent antegrade warm versus cold blood cardioplegia: a prospective, randomized study.

@article{Pelletier1994IntermittentAW,
  title={Intermittent antegrade warm versus cold blood cardioplegia: a prospective, randomized study.},
  author={Lysanne Pelletier and Michel Carrier and Yves Leclerc and Raymond Cartier and E Wesolowska and B Charles Solymoss},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={58 1},
  pages={41-8; discussion 48-9}
}
A prospective, randomized study was performed in 200 patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting to compare the myocardial protection obtained with intermittent antegrade warm versus cold blood cardioplegia. Preoperative and surgical characteristics of the two cohorts were similar. Intermittent antegrade infusion of warm blood cardioplegia failed to achieve sustained electromechanical arrest of the heart in 13%. The only difference in clinical outcomes was the more frequent spontaneous… CONTINUE READING