Coronary dilators and cardioplegia

A. Romagnoli, A. J. Koska

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Abstract

The distribution in the myocardium of cardioplegic solution is demonstrated in dog hearts with the aid of indocyanine green. When papaverine or nitroglycerin are added to the solution, a much improved diffusion is observed. Papaverine appears to be a better coronary dilator. We deduce from this observation that myocardial protection during ischemic arrest for open-heart surgery is enhanced considerably when coronary dilatation is assured.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)467-474
Number of pages8
JournalCardiovascular Diseases
Volume8
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

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    Romagnoli, A., & Koska, A. J. (1981). Coronary dilators and cardioplegia. Cardiovascular Diseases, 8(4), 467-474.