Observations on 100 patients with continuous intraoperative monitoring of intramyocardial pH. The adverse effects of ventricular fibrillation and reperfusion.

@article{Khuri1985ObservationsO1,
  title={Observations on 100 patients with continuous intraoperative monitoring of intramyocardial pH. The adverse effects of ventricular fibrillation and reperfusion.},
  author={Shukri F. Khuri and William A. Marston and Miquel Josa and Nina S. Braunwald and A C Cavanaugh and Henry Hunt and E M Barsamian},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1985},
  volume={89 2},
  pages={170-82}
}
Intramyocardial pH and temperature data recorded in 100 patients undergoing cardiac operations were analyzed to elucidate the effects of ventricular fibrillation and reflow. All patients underwent a single period of aortic clamping. Systemic hypothermia (25 degrees C) and intermittent cold crystalloid K+ cardioplegia were employed for myocardial protection. Baseline myocardial pH was 6.88 +/- 0.03 at a temperature of 36.5 degrees +/- 0.2 degree C. During the period of hypothermic ventricular… CONTINUE READING