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Myocardial Fluid Balance: Pathophysiology and Clinical Implications
19 March 2008 (online)
Excess fluid in the myocardial interstitium is a common manifestation of many clinical states. Extracellular myocardial edema should be a concern for clinicians as it has been demonstrated to produce cardiac dysfunction. This paper will briefly discuss those factors governing myocardial fluid balance and review the evidence of myocardial edema in various diseases.
Myocardial edema - Cardiopulmonary bypass - Myocardial lymph flow - Cardiac function - Cardioplegia