Cardioplegia

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Cardioplegia is a pharmacological therapy administered during cardiac surgery to intentionally and temporarily arrest the heart. The cardioplegia solution is infused into the coronary circulation through the aorta and vena cava. The goal of cardioplegia is to provide an adequate amount of blood flow to the myocardium and brain while providing protection from ischemia-reperfusion injury.

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