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Improved contractility with tepid modified full blood cardioplegia compared with cold crystalloid cardioplegia in a piglet model.
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PMID:  25414425     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVES: Experience regarding warm blood cardioplegia according to Calafiore results from its broad use in adult patients. In this experimental study, tepid (28°C) modified full blood cardioplegia (MBC) was adopted for paediatric use and compared with cold crystalloid cardioplegia (CCC).
METHODS: Twenty male piglets (mean weight: 11.1 ± 1.0 kg) were operated on cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) in moderate hypothermia (28°C) and randomized to MBC (n = 8) or CCC (n = 12) for 60 min aortic cross-clamping. Blood levels of myocardial proteins [N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide (NT-pro-BNP), myoglobin, creatine kinase type MB and troponin-I] were investigated at the beginning of the experiment and after CPB. Haemodynamic measurements included thermodilution and conductance-catheter technique inserted through the left ventricle-apex. Pressure-volume loop analysis was performed with dobutamine-stress test and inflow occlusion, enabling preload independent evaluation of myocardial performance. Changes of measured data post-CPB were calculated in relation to baseline-levels (%).
RESULTS: Baseline and operative data in both groups were similar. During the experiment, cardiac markers showed no significant variations between groups. Pressure-volume loop analysis during stress test revealed a significantly higher preload independent contractility (slope of end-systolic pressure-volume relation: Ees) with MBC compared with CCC (MBC: 123 ± 35% [confidence interval (CI95): 93-153] vs CCC: 78 ± 34% [CI95: 54-102]; P = 0.042), whereas cardiac output was not significantly different between groups {MBC: 122 ± 16% [95% confidence interval (CI95): 109-135] vs CCC: 105 ± 17% [CI95: 93-116]; P = 0.069}.
CONCLUSION: This randomized animal study proves feasibility and safety of MBC for paediatric use. Haemodynamic evaluation and cardiac markers did not show inferiority to standard CCC. Moreover, MBC seems to be associated with superior contractility post bypass, which encourages us to use MBC in paediatric patients in the near future.
Frank Münch; Ariawan Purbojo; Stephanie Kellermann; Carina Janssen; Robert Anton Cesnjevar; André Rüffer
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-11-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-734X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Publication Date:  2014 Nov 
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Created Date:  2014-11-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-11-21    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8804069     Medline TA:  Eur J Cardiothorac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery. All rights reserved.
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