Disparity of isoflurane effects on left and right ventricular afterload and hydraulic power generation in swine.

@article{Heerdt1998DisparityOI,
  title={Disparity of isoflurane effects on left and right ventricular afterload and hydraulic power generation in swine.},
  author={Paul M. Heerdt and Chirag D. Gandhi and Marc L. Dickstein},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={1998},
  volume={87 3},
  pages={511-21}
}
UNLABELLED The interaction between myocardial and vascular effects of anesthetics has a potential impact on how these drugs influence performance of the heart. Most studies have focused on volatile anesthetic effects on the left ventricle (LV) and systemic circulation. Whether the right ventricle (RV) and pulmonary circulation respond in a similar fashion, however, is unclear. In the present study, we therefore examined the dose-related effects of isoflurane on LV and RV contractility and total… CONTINUE READING