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Antegrade cardioplegia

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Definition

noun

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


Supplement

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