Comparative effects of diltiazem with enflurane or desflurane on myocardial contractility and heart rate in the isolated rat hearts.

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BACKGROUND The volatile anesthetics may reduce cardiac contractility by limiting both membrane Ca2+ entry and altering intracellular Ca2+ release. Additional pharmacological effects of calcium channel blockers could potentially enhance anesthetic-induced depression. The aim of this study was to compare the direct cardiac effects of enflurane and a new… (More)

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@article{Lee2000ComparativeEO, title={Comparative effects of diltiazem with enflurane or desflurane on myocardial contractility and heart rate in the isolated rat hearts.}, author={M K Lee and Il-Ok Lee and M H Kong and N S Kim and Y S Choi and S H Lim}, journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Sinica}, year={2000}, volume={38 4}, pages={173-9} }