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High thoracic epidural blockade increases myocardial oxygen availability in coronary surgery patients.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
Publication Date
Volume
50
Issue
7
Pages
780–786
Identifiers
PMID: 16879458
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

High thoracic epidural blockade with 5-10 ml of 0.3% ropivacaine increases myocardial oxygen availability in coronary diseased patients prior to surgical revascularization without deleterious hemodynamic disturbances.

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