In Through the Out Door: Tips and Tricks for Giving Retrograde Cardioplegia

  • Stephen Derryberry General Surgery Resident at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
  • Curt Tribble Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Abstract

Antegrade cardioplegia delivery is the most commonly used delivery route. It is given into the aortic root or directly into the coronary ostia. However, there are many reasons to consider using the retrograde delivery of cardioplegia. This treatise will review the background and techniques for delivering retrograde cardioplegia.

Published
2018-07-26
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