Warm nondepolorizing adenosine and lidocaine cardioplegia: continuous versus intermittent delivery

Sloots, Kathryn L., Vinten-Johansen, Jakob, and Dobson, Geoffrey P. (2007) Warm nondepolorizing adenosine and lidocaine cardioplegia: continuous versus intermittent delivery. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 133 (5). pp. 1171-1178.

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Objective: Continuous infusion of warm to normothermic cardioplegia may limit the surgeon’s visual field, increase coronary vascular resistance, and lead to potassium-exacerbated ischemia-reperfusion damage. Our aim was to examine the versatility of a new normokalemic, nondepolarizing adenosine–lidocaine cardioplegia during continuous or intermittent infusion at 33°C and compare it with lidocaine cardioplegia.

Methods: Isolated, perfused rat hearts (n = 6 each group) were arrested at 33°C for 40 or 60 minutes with 200 µm of adenosine and 500 µm of lidocaine in Krebs-Henseleit buffer (10 mmol/L glucose, pH 7.6-7.7 at 37°C) or 500 µm of lidocaine in Krebs–Henseleit buffer for 60 minutes delivered at 60 mm Hg.

Results: Times to arrest were 7 to 10 seconds for the adenosine–lidocaine groups and 102 seconds for the lidocaine group (P < .05). Total cardioplegia volumes for intermittent (2 minutes every 18 minutes) and continuous deliveries were 122 to 159 mL and 699 to 922 mL for the 40- and 60-minute adenosine–lidocaine arrest protocols, respectively, and 136 mL for the 60-minute intermittent lidocaine group. In the last 2 minutes of the 40- and 60-minute arrest protocols, the coronary vascular resistance was not significantly different for the hearts arrested with adenosine and lidocaine (0.27–0.32 megadyne/sec/cm–5). Significantly higher coronary vascular resistance was found in the lidocaine cardioplegia group (0.38 megadyne/sec/cm–5). No significant differences were found between the continuous or intermittent adenosine–lidocaine delivery protocols. Hearts arrested with adenosine and lidocaine recovered 88% to 89% of aortic flow and 109% of coronary flow at 60 minutes of reperfusion after 40-minute arrest, and 77% to 86% of aortic flow and 98% to 109% of coronary flow at 60 minutes of reperfusion after 60-minute arrest. Lidocaine cardioplegia led to significantly lower aortic and coronary flows after 60-minute arrest compared with the intermittent adenosine–lidocaine group.

Conclusions: We conclude that adenosine–lidocaine cardioplegia can be delivered intermittently or continuously with similar functional recoveries after a 40- or 60-minute arrest at 33°C. Hearts receiving lidocaine cardioplegia took a significantly longer time to arrest, showed higher coronary vascular resistance, and achieved lower functional recovery than the 60-minute adenosine–lidocaine cardioplegia groups. Intermittent or continuous delivery of adenosine–lidocaine cardioplegia may offer an alternative to current surgical hyperkalemic cardioplegia at warm to normothermic temperatures.

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Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 0022-5223
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A version of this publication was included as Chapter 3 of the following PhD thesis: Sloots, Kathryn Lee (2016) Warm (32 degrees celcius) polarised arrest: towards a new cardioprotective strategy using normokalaemic adenosine-lignocaine cardioplegia. PhD thesis, James Cook University, which is available Open Access in ResearchOnline@JCU. Please see the Related URLs for access.

Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2009 01:31
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