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Microplegia Versus Cardioplexol® in Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery With Minimal Extracorporeal Circulation: Comparison of Two Cardioplegia Concepts

Friday, April 10, 2020

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Source Name: The Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeon


Luca Koechlin, Bejtush Rrahmani, Brigitta Gahl, Denis Berdajs, Martin Grapow, Friedrich Eckstein, Oliver Reuthebuch

In this small series of propensity score matched patients, two methods of administering cardioplegia, each using a different agent, were assessed for outcomes of isolated CABG. A repeated infusion with Basel Microplegia was superior to a single shot of Cardioplexol® for troponin release, creatinine kinase, and ICU stay. Major adverse events did not differ.

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