The myocardial protective effects of a moderate-potassium blood cardioplegia in pediatric cardiac surgery: a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Liu2012TheMP,
  title={The myocardial protective effects of a moderate-potassium blood cardioplegia in pediatric cardiac surgery: a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Yang Liu and Shengli Zhang and Wei-xun Duan and Lan-ping Lei and Shi-qiang Yu and Xin-Hong Qian and Zhen-xiao Jin},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={94 4},
  pages={1295-301}
}
BACKGROUND We investigated the myocardial protective effect of a moderate-potassium cold blood cardioplegic solution (K+, 10 mmol/L) in pediatric cardiac surgery. METHODS Sixty-eight pediatric patients with congenital heart disease and undergoing open heart surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass were randomly allocated to the high potassium (HP [K+, 20 mmol… CONTINUE READING