DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1014091 View full text |Buy / Rent full text

Abstract: To determine the efficacy of papaverine in improving myocardial protection by causing a uniform distribution of the cardioplegic solution, a prospective study was carried out in 200 consecutive patients undergoing various open heart procedures. Several parameters (creatine kinase MB, electron microscopy of myocardium, perioperative myocardial infarction rate, frequency of postoperative arrhythmias) were monitored and compared with those of a control group which consisted of the previous 200 consecutive patient… Show more

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