Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Extent of myocardial damage after open-heart surgery assessed from serial plasma enzyme levels in either of two periods (1975 and 1980).

By H A Davids, W T Hermens, L Hollaar, A van der Laarse and H A Huysmans

Abstract

Perioperative myocardial damage caused by cardiac surgery in 32 patients operated upon in 1980 is quantified in terms of total quantity of alpha-hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase released from the heart into the circulation, and compared with perioperative myocardial damage in 32 patients operated upon in 1975. In the five year period between 1975 and 1980, various aspects concerning anaesthesia, pharmacological treatment, and myocardial preservation techniques have been subjected to considerable changes. Comparison of calculated myocardial damage in 1980 with that in 1975 shows a general reduction of about 40% in patients having coronary artery bypass grafting, 75% in patients with aortic valve replacement, and 10% in patients with mitral valve replacement

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1982
DOI identifier: 10.1136/hrt.47.2.167
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:481115
Provided by: PubMed Central
Sorry, our data provider has not provided any external links therefore we are unable to provide a link to the full text.

Suggested articles


To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.