Cardioprotective properties of sevoflurane in patients undergoing coronary surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass are related to the modalities of its administration.

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BACKGROUND Experimental studies have related the cardioprotective effects of sevoflurane both to preconditioning properties and to beneficial effects during reperfusion. In clinical studies, the cardioprotective effects of volatile agents seem more important when administered throughout the procedure than when used only in the preconditioning period. The… (More)

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