Coronary dilators and cardioplegia

A. Romagnoli, A. J. Koska

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

7 Scopus citations


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
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


Dive into the research topics of 'Coronary dilators and cardioplegia'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this