Myocardial Protection with Glucose-Insulin-Potassium Infusion during Cardiopulmonary Bypass for Coronary Revascularization
ABSTRACT BACKGROUND: Sodi-Pallares and colleagues first time introduced use of glucose-insulin and potassium (GIK) solution for myocardial protection. They used this solution in patients with acute myocardial infarction and concluded that GIK solution limited electrocardiographic changes in these patients. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effectiveness of the GIK solution regarding myocardial protection evaluated by postoperative creatine kinase MB (CKMB) and cardiac ... Read more