Studies of controlled reperfusion after ischemia. XXI. Reperfusate composition: superiority of blood cardioplegia over crystalloid cardioplegia in limiting reperfusion damage--importance of endogenous oxygen free radical scavengers in red blood cells.

@article{Julia1991StudiesOC,
  title={Studies of controlled reperfusion after ischemia. XXI. Reperfusate composition: superiority of blood cardioplegia over crystalloid cardioplegia in limiting reperfusion damage--importance of endogenous oxygen free radical scavengers in red blood cells.},
  author={P L Julia and Gerald D. Buckberg and Cengiz Acar and Marshall T Partington and Michael P. Sherman},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1991},
  volume={101 2},
  pages={303-13}
}
UNLABELLED Postischemic damage is caused partially by oxygen free radical-mediated injury. This study will show that (1) crystalloid cardioplegia with room air oxygen is deleterious because it is devoid of free radical scavengers and (2) blood cardioplegia limits damage because it contains endogenous free radical scavengers in red blood cells. METHODS… CONTINUE READING