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September-December 2020| Vol 14| Issue 3

Review Article

Recent innovations in myocardial protection strategies during cardiac surgeries

Better understanding of the pathophysiology of myocardial injury has led to the development of multiple modifications and new strategies for myocardial protection. New drugs and techniques are alway...

Original Article

Effect of stellate ganglion block versus intraluminal application of verapamil-nitroglycerine solution on internal mammary artery graft blood flow rate in patients undergoing on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting

Background Left internal mammary artery (IMA) graft is the most promising arterial conduit for coronary artery bypass grafting. Stellate ganglion block (SGB) induces sympathetic blockade and is...

Original Article

Perioperative hyperglycemia: a strong predictor for atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery

Context Atrial fibrillation is the most frequent arrhythmia following cardiac surgery. Many risk factors for this problem have been studied. Aims The objective was to investigate the ...

Original Article

Effect of the fresh whole blood transfusion on perioperative bleeding in adult patients undergoing emergency coronary artery bypass grafting surgery: a randomized study

Objective The present study aimed to assess the hemostatic effects of fresh whole blood (FWB) transfusion on bleeding and blood product transfusion in patients on clopidogrel undergoing emerg...

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