Control of blood pressure and heart rate in patients randomized to epidural or general anesthesia for lower extremity vascular surgery. Perioperative Ischemia Randomized Anesthesia Trial (PIRAT) Study Group.

@article{Christopherson1996ControlOB,
  title={Control of blood pressure and heart rate in patients randomized to epidural or general anesthesia for lower extremity vascular surgery. Perioperative Ischemia Randomized Anesthesia Trial (PIRAT) Study Group.},
  author={Ron Christopherson and N J Glavan and Edward John Norris and Charles Beattie and Peter Rock and S M Frank and Sidney O Gottlieb},
  journal={Journal of clinical anesthesia},
  year={1996},
  volume={8 7},
  pages={578-84}
}
STUDY OBJECTIVE To examine the degree of success at maintaining patients randomized to epidural or general anesthesia for peripheral vascular surgery within predetermined blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) limits. To investigate associations between such hemodynamic control and intraoperative myocardial ischemia and postoperative major cardiac morbidity. DESIGN Prospective randomized clinical trial. SETTING University-affiliated hospital. PATIENTS 100 patients undergoing elective… CONTINUE READING