Heart, Lung and Circulation
Abstract| Volume 20, ISSUE 4, P258-259, April 2011

Cold Custodiol vs Multidose Warm Blood Cardioplegia for Myocardial Protection: An Australian Single-Centre Analysis of 134 Matched Patients Undergoing Complex Cardiac Procedures

      Introduction: A single or dual-dose strategy for myocardial protection is attractive in long operations, in avoiding the need to interrupt the reconstruction to readminister cardioplegia. We hypothesised that a single administration of Bretschneider histidine-tryptophan-ketoglutarate crystalloid solution (Custodiol) offers myocardial protection comparable to repeated antegrade plus retrograde warm blood cardioplegia.
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