Nitric oxide inhalation as a chemical assist for circulation in patients after cardiovascular surgery.


The objective of this study was to investigate whether nitric oxide (NO) inhalation might be an alternative strategy as a chemical assist for the circulation in patients showing a deterioration in oxygen delivery. Twelve adult patients whose oxygen delivery indices (DO2I) were less than 400 ml/min/m2 after cardiovascular surgery were included in this study… (More)


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