The effect of betamethasone on myocardial viability during cold cardioplegia in canine donor heart preservation

@article{Miyamoto1994TheEO,
  title={The effect of betamethasone on myocardial viability during cold cardioplegia in canine donor heart preservation},
  author={Hisashi Miyamoto and Makoto Sunamori and Tetsuya Yoshida and Akio Suzuki},
  journal={Surgery Today},
  year={1994},
  volume={24},
  pages={449-455}
}
This study examined the effect of betamethasone on myocardial viability of reperfused isolated canine hearts following a 6-h hypothermic cardioplegia. The dogs were divided into two groups: group I (n = 9) received nondepolarizing cardioplegia containing betamethasone 250 mg/l while group II (n = 7) was administered cardioplegia without betamethasone. The… CONTINUE READING