Hyperkalemic cardioplegia delivered into the coronary arteries is the most common form of achieving electromechanical arrest. This study was performed to assess the differences in the aortic cross-clamp and cardiopulmonary bypass times between del Nido and the Melbourne formula.247 patients undergoing cardiac surgery at the John Hunter Hospital were matched. Cross-clamp and bypass times were recorded as primary outcomes while support medication use, length of stay in the ICU, and mortality were secondary outcomes.No statistically significant differences were found in cross-clamp times or bypass times between the del Nido and Melbourneformula groups.
|Award date||7 Feb 2023|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 2023|