The safety of simultaneous arterial and coronary sinus perfusion: experimental background and initial clinical results.

@article{Ihnken1994TheSO,
  title={The safety of simultaneous arterial and coronary sinus perfusion: experimental background and initial clinical results.},
  author={Kai A Ihnken and Kiyozo Morita and Gerald D. Buckberg and Ayelet Aharon and Hillel Laks and Anthony L. Panos and Davis C. Drinkwater and Reema Chugh and Dario F Del Rizzo and Tomas Antonio Salerno},
  journal={Journal of cardiac surgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={15-25}
}
UNLABELLED Concern over myocardial damage from simultaneous arterial (antegrade) and coronary sinus (retrograde) perfusion has led to alternating between these delivery routes to maximize their individual benefits. Based upon predominant retrograde drainage via Thebesian veins, this study: (1) confirms experimentally the safety of simultaneous arterial and coronary sinus perfusion; and (2) reports initial clinical application of this combined strategy in 155 consecutive patients. EXPERIMENTAL… CONTINUE READING