Comparison of the use of a propofol infusion in cardiac surgical patients with normal and low cardiac output states.

@article{Sherry1995ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the use of a propofol infusion in cardiac surgical patients with normal and low cardiac output states.},
  author={K M Sherry and James B Sartain and James H. Bell and Graham A. Wilkinson},
  journal={Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia},
  year={1995},
  volume={9 4},
  pages={368-72}
}
OBJECTIVES This study compared the hemodynamic effects of a propofol infusion with fentanyl analgesia in patients undergoing cardiac surgery with normal and low cardiac output states. Low cardiac output was defined as a cardiac index less than 2.5 L/min/m2 with a minimum pulmonary capillary wedge pressure of 7 mmHg. DESIGN A prospective and open study. SETTING A single center cardiothoracic unit within a teaching hospital. PARTICIPANTS Patients were assigned to group P, poor cardiac… CONTINUE READING