Effects of posture and pneumoperitoneum during anaesthesia on the indices of left ventricular filling.

@article{Gannedahl1996EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of posture and pneumoperitoneum during anaesthesia on the indices of left ventricular filling.},
  author={P. E. Gannedahl and Stefan Odeberg and Lars Ake Brodin and Alf Sollevi},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={1996},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={160-6}
}
BACKGROUND Laparoscopic surgery requires the use of pneumoperitoneum (PP). When combined with positional changes, pneumoperitoneum may cause marked circulatory alterations. METHODS Eight anaesthetized cardiovascularly healthy patients, scheduled for laparoscopic cholecystectomy, were studied before and during pneumoperitoneum in three different postures (supine, Trendelenburg and reversed Trendelenburg), employing transesophageal echocardiography and pulmonary artery pressure monitoring… CONTINUE READING