Effects of isoflurane-nitrous oxide and halothane-nitrous oxide anaesthesia on myocardial contractility assessed by transoesophageal echocardiography.

@article{Kikura1994EffectsOI,
  title={Effects of isoflurane-nitrous oxide and halothane-nitrous oxide anaesthesia on myocardial contractility assessed by transoesophageal echocardiography.},
  author={Mutsuhito Kikura and Kazuyuki Ikeda},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={1994},
  volume={72 3},
  pages={315-20}
}
In order to evaluate the direct effect of isoflurane-nitrous oxide and halothane-nitrous oxide anaesthesia on cardiac contractility in 20 adults, we have used a method based on left ventricular end-systolic wall stress (LVESWS) vs velocity of circumferential fibre shortening with corrected heart rate (Vcfc), obtained by transoesophageal echocardiography. We… CONTINUE READING