Reoperative coronary artery bypass surgery: Improved preservation of myocardial function with retrograde cardioplegia
Coronary Artery Bypass
Heart Arrest, Induced
Myocardial Reperfusion Injury
We conclude that retrograde cardioplegia, possibly by minimizing the increased ischemia associated with rCABG, improves the results of rCABG, specifically in regard to preventing profound myocardial dysfunction in high-risk patients.