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Myocardial protection: a safe cardioplegic catheter.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7396584     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The administration of cold cardioplegic solution has contributed to the "safe" time allowable for performance of intricate cardiac procedures under ischemic arrest. A catheter has been designed that delivers a large bolus of solution quickly, ensures rapid arrest of cardiac function, and allows continuous perfusion during the procedure. It permits the safe escape of air on reestablishment of cardiac function. The catheter can be inserted and removed through a small aortotomy, thereby preventing undue trauma to a sclerotic or thickened aorta.
P A Philips; H D Adams
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  1980 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-09-28     Completed Date:  1980-09-28     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / instrumentation*
Catheterization / instrumentation*
Cold Temperature
Heart Arrest, Induced / instrumentation*
Hypothermia, Induced / instrumentation*

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