Hydroxyethyl starch 6%, 130/0.4 vs. a balanced crystalloid solution in cardiopulmonary bypass priming: a randomized, prospective study

Gurbuz H. A., Durukan A. B., Salman N., Tavlasoglu M., Durukan E., Ucar H. I., ...More

JOURNAL OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY, vol.8, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Since the advent of cardiopulmonary bypass, many efforts have been made to avoid the complications related with it. Any component of the pump participates in occurrence of these adverse events, one of which is the type of prime solution. In this study, we aimed to compare the effects of 6% hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 with a commonly used balanced electrolyte solution on postoperative outcomes following coronary bypass surgery.