cardioplegia


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cardioplegia

(ˌkɑːdɪəʊˈpliːdʒɪə)
n
(Medicine) med deliberate arrest of the action of the heart, as by hypothermia or the injection of chemicals, to enable complex heart surgery to be carried out
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For cardiac arrest, diluted crystalloid cardioplegia, adding ringer solution to total volume of one litter was administered 15-20 ml/kg.
It was possible to avoid cutting the heart muscles, avoid the risks associated with cardiopulmonary bypass, cardioplegia and the better accessibility for certain defects not approachable otherwise.
Bruno Reichart more welcoming, but his talk on cardioplegia in Reichart's department was met with scepticism.
Operations were performed under cardiopulmonary bypass during mild hypothermia (32[degrees]C), and myocardial protection was achieved with cold crystalloid cardioplegia and topical cooling.
Following the aortic cross-clamping, diastolic cardiac arrest was maintained via antegrade cardioplegia administration from the aortic root.
After cross clamping the ascending aorta, the aorta was transected and antegrade cold blood cardioplegia was infused through the coronary Ostia.
Myocardial protection was achieved using antegrade cold blood cardioplegia. CPB time was 62 minutes and aortic cross clamp time was 38 minutes, and the patient required no inotropic support.
Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) was established, and cold blood-based cardioplegia (4:1) was delivered in antegrade initially and retrograde fashion through the coronary sinus as per standard.
During the surgery, antegrade cardioplegia was first administered to achieve electromechanical arrest.