Dopamine counteracts hypertension during general anesthesia and hypotension during combined thoracic epidural anesthesia for abdominal aortic surgery.


The influence of the degree of sympathetic nervous system activation on the cardiovascular effects of dopamine was studied during abdominal aortic surgery in 13 patients. The arterial plasma norepinephrine concentration (NE) was used as an index of sympathetic nervous system activity. During anesthesia with nitrous oxide and fentanyl, 7 patients (group 1… (More)


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