Sevoflurane at 1 MAC provides optimal myocardial protection during off-pump CABG.


OBJECTIVE We investigated the myocardial protective effect of sevoflurane in patients receiving off-pump coronary artery bypass grafting (OPCABG) and the role of brain natriuretic peptide (BNP). DESIGN Forty-eight patients receiving elective OPCABG were randomly assigned to a control group, and to 0.75 MAC, 1.0 MAC and 1.5 MAC sevoflurane groups. Blood… (More)
DOI: 10.3109/14017431.2012.760749