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Serum aspartate transaminase changes following open-heart surgery with ischaemic arrest (with and without coronary artery perfusion)
  1. W. A. Littler1,
  2. J. B. Meade,
  3. C. C. Evans,
  4. G. Davies
  1. The Regional Cardio-Thoracic Centre, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool


    Patients with aortic disease irrespective of whether they had coronary perfusion or not showed a significant difference in the level of postoperative SGOT levels compared with other groups. Aortics with coronary perfusion did not show a correlation between SGOT levels and total perfusion time while the other groups did. The levels were not of prognostic significance.

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    • 1 Present address: The Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford