Myocardial metabolism and improved outcomes after high risk heart surgery.

@article{Keith2005MyocardialMA,
  title={Myocardial metabolism and improved outcomes after high risk heart surgery.},
  author={Mary E. Keith and Lee E Errett},
  journal={Seminars in cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia},
  year={2005},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={167-71}
}
The healthy heart relies primarily upon the oxidation of fatty acids for energy, with the remaining coming from the oxidation of glucose and lactate. Changes in energy requirements are met by altering the balance of fuels depending upon the hormonal milieu as well as upon the availability of oxygen and substrates. The use of carbohydrates for fuel is… CONTINUE READING