Morphometric identification of luminal narrowing of myocardial capillaries after cardioplegic arrest.

@article{Chen2001MorphometricIO,
  title={Morphometric identification of luminal narrowing of myocardial capillaries after cardioplegic arrest.},
  author={Y F Chen and Sheng Chin Wu and Ching-Chang Huang and Pey Chyou Pan and Choon Soo Lee and Chang Chyi Lin},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={71 1},
  pages={243-8}
}
BACKGROUND Because there is no smooth muscle cell surrounding the capillary endothelial cells, the effect of coronary microcirculation at the capillary level following cardioplegic arrest and reperfusion would be much different from that of resistant arterioles. We therefore studied the effect of hypothermic blood cardioplegic arrest and subsequent reperfusion on the myocardial capillaries in cardiac operation patients. METHODS Twenty-seven patients who underwent cardiac operations were… CONTINUE READING

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