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Cardiovascular haemodynamics during enflurane-pancuronium anaesthesia in patients with valvular heart disease.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Canadian Anaesthetists Society journal / Journal de la Société canadienne des anesthésistes
0008-2856
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Volume
25
Issue
2
Pages
113–116
Identifiers
PMID: 638821
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The effects of enflurane-pancuronium anaesthesia on cardiovascular haemodynamics were studied before operation in six patients with valvular heart disease. A ten per cent decline in cardiac index and a 20 per cent decline in stroke volume were the only changes observed. Mean arterial, pulmonary arterial, contral venous, and pulmonary capillary wedge pressures were unaffected, as were systemic vascular resistance and pulmonary vascular resistance. The authors therefore conclude that enflurane-pancuronium anaesthesia causes only minimal cardiovascular depression in patients with valvular heart disease.

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