Refinement of pig retroperfusion technique: Global retroperfusion with ligation of the azygos connection preserves hemodynamic function in an acute infarction model in pigs (Sus scrofa domestica).

@article{Harig2010RefinementOP,
  title={Refinement of pig retroperfusion technique: Global retroperfusion with ligation of the azygos connection preserves hemodynamic function in an acute infarction model in pigs (Sus scrofa domestica).},
  author={Frank Harig and Evelyn Hoyer and Dirk Labahn and Joachim Schmidt and Michael Weyand and Stephan M. Ensminger},
  journal={Comparative medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={60 1},
  pages={38-44}
}
In ischemic hearts, venous retroperfusion is a potential myocardial revascularization strategy. This study aimed to refine the technical and functional aspects of a pig model of acute myocardial infarction and retroperfusion with respect to the azygos connection. Global retroperfusion after ligation of the ramus interventricularis paraconalis (equivalent to the left anterior descending artery in humans) was performed in 16 Landrace pigs (Sus scrofa domestica). Coronary sinus perfusion was… CONTINUE READING