Title

Warm Blood Cardioplegia for Myocardial Protection: Concepts and Controversies

Author Department

Surgery

Document Type

Article, Peer-reviewed

Publication Date

4-2020

Abstract

Abstract

Warm blood cardioplegia has been an established cardioplegic method since the 1990s, yet it remains controversial in regard to myocardial protection. This review will describe the physiologic and technical concepts behind warm blood cardioplegia, as well as outline the current basic and clinical research that evaluates its usefulness. Controversies regarding this technique will also be reviewed. A long history of experimental data indicates that warm blood cardioplegia is safe and effective and thus suitable myocardial protection during cardiopulmonary bypass surgeries.

PMID

32603472

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