Effects on reperfusion injury of adding diltiazem to tepid blood cardioplegia

Yaliniz H., Tokcan A., Zeren H., Ulus T., Kisacikoglu B., Salih O., ...More

HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.7, no.5, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20041074
  • Title of Journal : HEART SURGERY FORUM


Background: Although the present techniques of myocardial preservation for limiting ischemia/reperfusion injury in open heart operations yield excellent results for most patients, certain subgroups of patients with advanced coronary artery disease present a challenge in terms of intraoperative safety.