Myocardial protection during antegrade versus retrograde cardioplegia.

  title={Myocardial protection during antegrade versus retrograde cardioplegia.},
  author={P K Kaukoranta and Martti V K Lepoj{\"a}rvi and Kai T Kiviluoma and Kari V. Ylitalo and Keijo J. Peuhkurinen},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  volume={66 3},
BACKGROUND It has been suggested that the right ventricular myocardium is suboptimally protected during retrograde blood cardioplegia. METHODS Twenty patients undergoing an elective coronary bypass procedure were randomized to receive antegrade or retrograde mild hypothermic blood cardioplegia. Transventricular differences in oxygen extraction, lactate… CONTINUE READING