Ischemic preconditioning as an adjunct to crystalloid or blood cardioplegia for myocardial protection in routine coronary surgery.

@article{Cremer1998IschemicPA,
  title={Ischemic preconditioning as an adjunct to crystalloid or blood cardioplegia for myocardial protection in routine coronary surgery.},
  author={J T Cremer and Matthias Karck and T. Ahnsel and Gustav Steinhoff and Michael Brandt and Daniel den Hollander and Omke Enno Teebken and G. Zick and Axel Haverich},
  journal={The Thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon},
  year={1998},
  volume={46 Suppl 2},
  pages={298-301}
}
Experimental preconditioning is commonly regarded as a powerful protective phenomenon in case of subsequent ischemia. However, little is known about the applicability of preconditioning as an adjunct to cardioplegic myocardial protection in routine coronary surgery. For this reason, a prospective clinical study (611995 to 4/1996) was initiated to evaluate normothermic ischemic preconditioning prior to crystalloid or cold blood cardioplegic arrest. Preconditioning was performed in two cycles of… CONTINUE READING