The use of exogenous creatine phosphate for myocardial protection in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery.

@article{Cisowski1996TheUO,
  title={The use of exogenous creatine phosphate for myocardial protection in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery.},
  author={Marek Cisowski and Andrzej A. Bochenek and Ewa Kucewicz and Anna Maria Wnuk-Wojnar and Włodzimierz Morawski and Janusz Skalski and Henryk Grzybek},
  journal={The Journal of cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={37 6 Suppl 1},
  pages={75-80}
}
A key component in the development of ischemic functional and structural myocardial injury during cardiosurgical procedures is an inadequate cellular energy supply which occurs as a consequence of the cessation of oxidative metabolism. In such conditions high energy phosphates are rapidly depleted. As they play a critical role in the maintenance of cell viability and postischemic recovery of contractile function, their conservation is therefore a primary objective in any procedure designed to… CONTINUE READING