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Comparative effects of etomidate, ketamine, propofol, and fentanyl on myocardial contractility in dogs.

Authors
  • Kawakubo, A
  • Fujigaki, T
  • Uresino, H
  • Zang, S
  • Sumikawa, K
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of anesthesia
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1999
Volume
13
Issue
2
Pages
77–82
Identifiers
PMID: 14530944
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

On the basis of clinical doses, the direct myocardial depressant effect of ketamine is more than twice as potent as that of etomidate and slightly more than that of propofol. Fentanyl has no inotropic effect and does not enhance the direct myocardial depressant effect of propofol.

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