INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.97, no.1, pp.93-100, 2004 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
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nitric oxide, coronary artery bypass surgery, ischemia/reperfusion, cardioplegia, NITRIC-OXIDE, MYOCARDIAL-ISCHEMIA, PROTECTION, PEROXYNITRITE, INJURY, ARREST
Objective: Endothelial dysfunction with decreased nitric oxide (NO) levels has been implicated on reperfusion injury. Although L-arginine has been shown to diminish reperfusion injury in in vitro studies, clinical studies were very limited.