Cardiac function and hypercarbia.

  title={Cardiac function and hypercarbia.},
  author={John P. Rasmussen and Paul J. Dauchot and Ralph G Depalma and Bristol Sorensen and G A Regula and Aaron H Anton and Joachim S. Gravenstein},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  volume={113 10},
In 12 patients with heart disease, hypercarbia was induced for carotid endarterectomy. Anesthesia was maintained with nitrous oxide in oxygen and methoxyflurane. In addition to intra-arterial measurements of blood pressure, cardiac output, systolic time intervals (STI), and pressure time indices (PTI) were determined in order to assess cardiovascular responses in these patients. Internal carotid stump blood pressure was measured in five patients before and after induction of hypercarbia. Mild… CONTINUE READING