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The Influence of Mitochondrial KATP-Channels in the Cardioprotection of Preconditioning and Postconditioning by Sevoflurane in the Rat In Vivo
Volatile anesthetics induce myocardial preconditioning and can also protect the heart when given at the onset of reperfusion—a practice recently termed “postconditioning.” We investigated the role ofExpand
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One MAC of sevoflurane provides protection against reperfusion injury in the rat heart in vivo.
Volatile anaesthetics protect the heart against reperfusion injury. We investigated whether the cardioprotection induced by sevoflurane against myocardial reperfusion injury wasExpand
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Isoflurane Preconditions Myocardium against Infarction via Release of Free Radicals
Background Isoflurane exerts cardioprotective effects that mimic the ischemic preconditioning phenomenon. Generation of free radicals is implicated in ischemic preconditioning. The authorsExpand
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Effects of enflurane, isoflurane, sevoflurane and desflurane on reperfusion injury after regional myocardial ischaemia in the rabbit heart in vivo.
It is known that volatile anaesthetics protect myocardial tissue against ischaemic and reperfusion injury in vitro. In this investigation, we have determined the effects of the inhalationExpand
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Anaesthesia and myocardial ischaemia/reperfusion injury.
Anaesthetists are confronted on a daily basis with patients with coronary artery disease, myocardial ischaemia, or both during the perioperative period. Therefore, prevention and ultimately adequateExpand
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Molecular Mechanisms Transducing the Anesthetic, Analgesic, and Organ-protective Actions of Xenon
The anesthetic properties of xenon have been known for more than 50 yr, and the safety and efficacy of xenon inhalational anesthesia has been demonstrated in several recent clinical studies. InExpand
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Xenon Administration During Early Reperfusion Reduces Infarct Size After Regional Ischemia in the Rabbit Heart In Vivo
The noble gas xenon can be used as an anesthetic gas with many of the properties of the ideal anesthetic. Other volatile anesthetics protect myocardial tissue against reperfusion injury. WeExpand
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Desflurane Preconditioning Induces Time-dependent Activation of Protein Kinase C Epsilon and Extracellular Signal-regulated Kinase 1 and 2 in the Rat Heart In Vivo
Background:Activation of protein kinase C epsilon (PKC-&egr;) and extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1 and 2 (ERK1/2) are important for cardioprotection by preconditioning. The present studyExpand
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The noble gas xenon induces pharmacological preconditioning in the rat heart in vivo via induction of PKC-epsilon and p38 MAPK.
Xenon is an anesthetic with minimal hemodynamic side effects, making it an ideal agent for cardiocompromised patients. We investigated if xenon induces pharmacological preconditioning (PC) of the ratExpand
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Impact of preconditioning protocol on anesthetic-induced cardioprotection in patients having coronary artery bypass surgery.
OBJECTIVE Anesthetic preconditioning may contribute to the cardioprotective effects of sevoflurane in patients having coronary artery bypass surgery. We investigated whether 2 different sevofluraneExpand
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