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Right and left ventricular metabolites.
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PMID:  3263548     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Current methods of cardioplegic delivery may delay the recovery of right ventricular metabolism and function. To evaluate right and left ventricular metabolism, we performed biopsies in 37 patients undergoing elective coronary bypass operation with aortic root blood cardioplegia. Right ventricular temperatures were warmer than left ventricular temperatures during cardioplegic arrest (right ventricle: 16.8 degrees +/- 3.8 degrees C, left ventricle: 14.3 degrees +/- 3.7 degrees C, p = 0.02). Adenosine triphosphate concentrations were lower in the right ventricle than in the left ventricle before cardioplegic arrest (right ventricle: 13.8 +/- 7.8 mmol/kg, left ventricle: 21.5 +/- 8.7 mmol/kg, p = 0.02). After reperfusion, right ventricular adenosine triphosphate concentrations fell to low levels (10 +/- 6 mmol/kg). Postoperative left and right ventricular high energy phosphate concentrations (the sum of adenosine triphosphate and creatine phosphate levels) correlated inversely with myocardial temperatures during cardioplegia (r = -0.29, p = 0.048). Aortic root cardioplegia did not cool the right ventricle as well as it did the left ventricle. The lower preoperative high energy phosphate concentrations may have increased the susceptibility of the right ventricle to ischemic injury. Alternative methods of myocardial preservation may improve right ventricular cooling and protection.
K H Teoh; J C Mullen; R D Weisel; G T Christakis; M M Madonik; J Ivanov; D A Mickle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  96     ISSN:  0022-5223     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  1988 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-12-13     Completed Date:  1988-12-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376343     Medline TA:  J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  725-9     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Toronto General Hospital, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Adenosine Triphosphate / metabolism*
Body Temperature
Coronary Artery Bypass*
Heart Arrest, Induced*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Reperfusion
Myocardium / metabolism*
Phosphocreatine / metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
56-65-5/Adenosine Triphosphate; 67-07-2/Phosphocreatine

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