ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
TURKISH JOURNAL OF
THORACIC AND
CARDIOVASCULAR SURGERY
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
MYOCARDIAL PROTECTION HAS BEEN ONE THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF CARDIAC SURGERY
Ufuk ÖZERGİN, Kadir DURGUT, Niyazi GÖRMÜŞ, Orhan KARABÖRK, Mehmet ÖZÜLKÜ, Tahir YÜKSEK, Hasan SOLAK
Selçuk Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kalp Damar Cerrahisi Anabilim Dalı, KONYA
Myocardial protection has been one of the most important aspects of cardiac surgery. In this double-blind, plasebo controlled study, trimetazidine which is suggested to continue aerobic glicolysis in ischemia, was shown to improve CKMB levels in early postoperative period. Mean CKMB levels were 36.8 ± 10.58 U/L in the study group and 51.7 ± 7.64 U/L in the control group at 6th hours after the operation. These levels increased to 46.1 ± 7.83 and 55.8 ± 6.94 U/L respectively at 12th hours, and decreased to 39.1± 9.35 U/L and 46.6 ± 5.73 U/L at 24th hours. These results suggest that trimetazidin reduces myocardial damage in patients undergoing coronary artery graft surgery.
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