Cardioplegia Application with A Hand-Squeezed Cardioplegia Bag. Is It Safe?


Karaarslan K., Abud B., Karacelik M., Bilen C.

HEART SURGERY FORUM, vol.24, no.4, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf.3933
  • Journal Name: HEART SURGERY FORUM
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Objectives: Cardioplegia solutions have a role not only in arresting the heart but also in protecting the myocardium from ischemia. While antegrade cardioplegia is given by the heart-lung machine in many centers, it is given by a handsqueezed bag in very few centers. The pressure of cardioplegia given antegrade from the heart-lung machine is certain (60-90 mmHg). The pressure applied in the cardioplegia method, which is given antegrade with a hand-squeezed bag, is uncertain and variable. We compared the antegrade cardioplegia method applied with a hand-squeezed bag with the antegrade cardioplegia method applied with a roller pump from the heart-lung machine in terms of protecting the myocardium from ischemia.