Disparity of isoflurane effects on left and right ventricular afterload and hydraulic power generation in swine Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Anesthetics, General
  • Heart
  • Isoflurane
  • Myocardial Contraction

abstract

  • In this study, we examined the effects of isoflurane on cardiac performance in swine and found that, although the drug depresses contraction of both the left and right ventricles similarly, it has different effects on forces that oppose the ejection of blood. These findings demonstrate that the two interdependent pumps that comprise the heart can be influenced differently by anesthetic drugs.

publication date

  • September 7, 1998

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 9728819

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 511

end page

  • 21

volume

  • 87

number

  • 3