Local adenosine infusion and myocardial oxygen supply and consumption in reperfused canine myocardium.


STUDY OBJECTIVE The aim was to determine whether a local infusion of adenosine could increase coronary blood flow to restore fully the O2 supply to consumption balance in reperfused myocardium. DESIGN The left anterior descending coronary artery was occluded for 2 h followed by a 4 h reperfusion with and without simultaneous local infusion of adenosine… (More)


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