Epidural anesthesia for coronary artery bypass surgery compared with general anesthesia alone does not reduce biochemical markers of myocardial damage.

@article{Barrington2005EpiduralAF,
  title={Epidural anesthesia for coronary artery bypass surgery compared with general anesthesia alone does not reduce biochemical markers of myocardial damage.},
  author={Michael J Barrington and Roman Kluger and Robert Watson and David J. Scott and Karen J Harris},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  year={2005},
  volume={100 4},
  pages={921-8}
}
High thoracic epidural anesthesia/analgesia (HTEA) for coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery may have myocardial protective effects. In this prospective randomized controlled study, we investigated the effect of HTEA for elective CABG surgery on the release of troponin I, time to tracheal extubation, and analgesia. One-hundred-twenty patients were randomized to a general anesthesia (GA) group or a GA plus HTEA group. The GA group received fentanyl (7-15 microg/kg) and a morphine… CONTINUE READING