Studies of Vitamin B Depletion in Perfused Hearts
A progress report stated that perfused hearts could be maintained over a longer period if vitamin B complex were added to the perfusate. The present study comprises analyses of four of the B vitamins in muscle of control hearts, of hearts perfused with oxygenated Locke's solution and of hearts perfused with the same solution plus dihydropaveril. Statistically significant amounts of B vitamins disappear from the muscle during perfusion in comparison to values for control hearts.
- Received February 5, 1957.
- © 1957 American Heart Association, Inc.