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Is adenosine preconditioning cardioprotective in coronary artery bypass surgery?

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Dr. Samuel Hahn
Cardiology 29 years experience
Maybe: Experimental models (mice, chickens) have shown some benefit of Adenosine before and during cardiac surgery. However, clinical studies in actual patients have not shown as significant a benefit - similar to Adenosine treatment in patients with acute mi.
Dr. Craig Carter
Thoracic Surgery 41 years experience
Not sure: Haven't heard that one. In cardiac surgery, myocardial protection is key to a good result. There are multiple methods available, for use in both on- pump and off- pump cases. A good cardiac surgeon is well- versed in using them appropriately.

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