Anatomic and anesthetic considerations in experimental cardiopulmonary surgery in swine.

@article{Swindle1986AnatomicAA,
  title={Anatomic and anesthetic considerations in experimental cardiopulmonary surgery in swine.},
  author={M. Michael Swindle and Peter Horneffer and Timothy J Gardner and Vincent L. Gott and Timothy S. Hall and R Scott Stuart and William A. Baumgartner and A Michael Borkon and Elizabeth Galloway and Bruce A. Reitz},
  journal={Laboratory animal science},
  year={1986},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={357-61}
}
We have used immature commercial swine (13-25 kg) successfully in a variety of experimental cardiopulmonary surgical procedures in our laboratories since 1981. Multiple drug anesthetic protocols using barbiturates, narcotics, paralytic and antiarrhythmic agents have been employed in over 400 procedures per year. Complications, including fatal cardiac arrhythmias, have been greatly reduced by anesthetic protocols and surgical procedures developed through experience.