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THE JOURNAL OF CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
A Journal on Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgery
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ORIGINAL ARTICLES CARDIAC SECTION
The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2002 February;43(1):37-41
Myocardial protection of the pressure overload hypertrophied heart in human cardiac surgery by acceleration of anaerobic glycolysis
Takeuchi K. 1,2, Akimoto H. 1,3, Maida K. 1, Munakata M. 1,2, Fukui K. 2, Daitoku K. 2, Takaya S. 2, Suzuki S. 2, Tabayashi K. 3, Tanaka S. 1
1 Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Aomori General Hospital
2 First Department of Surgery Hirosaki University School of Medicine
3 Department of Thoracic Surgery Tohoku University School of Medicine, Japan
Background. Because of the decreased tolerance to ischemia and increased reperfusion injury in hypertrophied myocardium, myocardial hypertrophy is a well known risk factor for cardiac surgery. We have previously demonstrated in a left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) model that a highly buffered cardioplegic solution (HBS) that provided glucose as a substrate and promoted anaerobic glycolysis during ischemia afforded superior myocardial protection when compared to standard formulations. And we reported the superiority of this cardioplegia in human cardiac surgery.
Methods. In this study, 16 patients with aortic stenosis (AS) and LVH receiving HBS were reviewed and compared to another patient group with AS and LVH who received either cold blood cardioplegia (CBC; n=5) or glucose insulin potassium (GIK; n=6).
Results. Postoperative cardiac index was better in the HBS group than the other two groups with similar or lower catecholamine. CK-MB was lower in HBS group than GIK group, but this was not significant. Only one DC cardioversion was required in the HBS group, whereas 2 DC in the CBC group and total 7 DC in the GIK group.
Conclusions. We found that histidine buffered cardioplegic solution provided comparable or better pump performance after surgery with relatively lower inotropic requirement, less DC cardioversion and homologous blood requirements for left ventricular hypertrophied heart associated with aortic stenosis.