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Title: Anatomic and hemodynamic considerations influencing the efficiency of retrograde cardioplegia.
Authors: Ruengsakulrach, P;Buxton, Brian F
Affiliation: Department of Cardiac Surgery, Austin and Repatriation Medical Centre, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Issue Date: 1-Apr-2001
Citation: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery; 71(4): 1389-95
Abstract: One of the major issues raised by cardiac surgical procedures requiring cardiopulmonary bypass is the question of myocardial protection. The preferred route for the administration of cardioplegia is controversial. A number of studies show the beneficial effects of retrograde cardioplegia but some demonstrate only partial or poor myocardial protection. This paper reviews the anatomy and anatomic variations of the coronary sinus, the coronary sinus orifice and cardiac veins, and the major systemic venous drainage, all of which may affect the distribution of retrograde cardioplegia.
Internal ID Number: 11308210
URI: http://ahro.austin.org.au/austinjspui/handle/1/9307
URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11308210
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Cardiopulmonary Bypass.methods
Coronary Vessel Anomalies.surgery
Heart.anatomy & histology.physiopathology
Heart Arrest, Induced.adverse effects.methods
Hemodynamics.physiology
Humans
Risk Assessment
Risk Factors
Sensitivity and Specificity
Vena Cava, Superior.abnormalities.surgery
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