Antegrade cardioplegia



The antegrade administration of cardioplegia, i.e. the cardioplegic solution is injected into the aortic root.


Both antegrade and retrograde techniques can provide nutritive flow and myocardial cooling during cardiopulmonary bypass. They differ in their route of cardioplegic solution administration.

Compare: retrograde cardioplegia

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