DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1097067 View full text |Buy / Rent full text

Abstract: The surgical results of two similar groups of patients are compared in whom aortic valve replacement was performed utilizing magnesium-aspartate-cardioplegia combined with mild (group A = 71 patients) and profound (group B = 69 patients) hypothermia, respectively. Mortality was 5.6% in group A and 4.3% in group B. Two deaths in group A were due to a severe low cardiac output syndrome, three patients required continuous inotropic circulatory support during the early postoperative course. There was no low cardia… Show more

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