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Xenon anaesthesia appears to have minimal haemodynamic effects. The purpose of this randomised prospective study was to compare the cardiovascular effects of xenon and nitrous oxide in patients with known ischaemic heart disease. In 20 patients who were due to undergo coronary artery bypass graft surgery, 30 min following induction of anaesthesia with(More)
Cardiac output (CO) determination based on partial CO(2) rebreathing has recently been introduced into clinical practice. The determination of flow is crucial for exact CO readings and the physical properties of xenon, i.e. high density and viscosity, may influence flow readings. This study compared echocardiography-derived CO measurements with the partial(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to test the hypothesis that the amount of nitrogen that accumulates within the closed breathing system would be greater during open abdominal surgery than during superficial surgery with small wounds. DESIGN Prospective, comparative study. SETTING Operating rooms of a university hospital. PATIENTS Fourteen(More)
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