Therapy with insulin in cardiac surgery: controversies and possible solutions.

Abstract

Insulin has been used in the treatment of patients undergoing cardiac surgery or suffering from acute myocardial infarction. Most of these investigations have demonstrated that the metabolic cocktail consisting of glucose-insulin-potassium (GIK) improves recovery of function and outcome after cardiac surgery and substantially reduces mortality of patients… (More)

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@article{Doenst2003TherapyWI, title={Therapy with insulin in cardiac surgery: controversies and possible solutions.}, author={Torsten Doenst and Wolfgang Bothe and Friedhelm Beyersdorf}, journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery}, year={2003}, volume={75 2}, pages={S721-8} }