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Myocardial damage in cardioplegia and cardiopulmonary bypass

M.Т. Vatutin 1, 2, G.G. Taradin 1, A. Taratorina 2, Y.V. Yeshchenko 1, V.S. Kolesnikov 2 

1 M. Gorky Donetsk National Medical University, Ukraine
2 Institute of Urgent and Recovery Surgery named after V.K. Gusak of NAMS of Ukraine, Donetsk, Ukraine  

Cardiopulmonary bypass and cardioplegia are the most frequently used techniques in cardiac surgery. The level of cardiac mortality in the postoperative period depends on them both directly and indirectly. A review of recent data on the pathogenetic mechanisms of myocardial damage in cardioplegia and cardiopulmonary bypass, methods of its diagnosis and basic strategies of myocardial protection is provided.

Key words: myocardial injury, cardiopulmonary bypass, cardioplegia.

 

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