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Leukocyte filtration of blood cardioplegia attenuates myocardial damage and inflammation

Division of Cardiac Surgery, University of Verona Medical School, Verona, Italy.
European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery: official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery (Impact Factor: 3.3). 03/2012; 43(1). DOI: 10.1093/ejcts/ezs145
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OBJECTIVES Leukocyte filtration of blood cardioplegia (cLkF) is postulated to reduce ischaemia–reperfusion myocardial injury. Contradictory
results have been published and few studies have addressed perioperative cytokine leakage and haemodynamic status after LkF.

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