Epidural infusion of bupivacaine and fentanyl reduces perioperative myocardial ischaemia in elderly patients with hip fracture--a randomized controlled trial.

@article{Scheinin2000EpiduralIO,
  title={Epidural infusion of bupivacaine and fentanyl reduces perioperative myocardial ischaemia in elderly patients with hip fracture--a randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Harry Scheinin and Tiina Virtanen and Erkki S H Kentala and Pekka Uotila and Timo T Laitio and Jaakko J. Hartiala and Hannele Heikkil{\"a} and K Sariola-Heinonen and Olar Pullisaar and Sinikka Yli-M{\"a}yry and Jouko R Jalonen},
  journal={Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica},
  year={2000},
  volume={44 9},
  pages={1061-70}
}
BACKGROUND Perioperative myocardial ischaemia is an important risk factor for cardiac morbidity and mortality after noncardiac surgery. The impact of analgesic management on the incidence and severity of cardiac ischemia was studied in 77 elderly patients undergoing surgical treatment of traumatic hip fracture. METHODS After hospital admission and written… CONTINUE READING