Protection of the human heart with ischemic preconditioning during cardiac surgery: role of cardiopulmonary bypass.

@article{Ghosh2003ProtectionOT,
  title={Protection of the human heart with ischemic preconditioning during cardiac surgery: role of cardiopulmonary bypass.},
  author={Sudip J. Ghosh and Manuel Gali{\~n}anes},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={126 1},
  pages={133-42}
}
OBJECTIVE Studies on the effects of ischemic preconditioning in the human heart have yielded conflicting results and therefore remain controversial. This study investigated whether ischemic preconditioning was able to protect against myocardial tissue damage in patients undergoing coronary artery surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass and on the beating heart. METHODS A total of 120 patients were studied and divided into 3 groups: group I: cardiopulmonary bypass with intermittent crossclamp… CONTINUE READING
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