The adverse hemodynamic effects of anesthesia, head-up tilt, and carbon dioxide pneumoperitoneum during laparoscopic cholecystectomy

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Background: The increased intra-abdominal pressure during pneumoperitoneum, together with the head-up tilt used in upper abdominal laparoscopies, would be expected to decrease venous return to the heart. The goal of our study was to determine whether laparoscopy impairs cardiac performance when preventive measures to improve venous return are taken, and to… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s004640000038

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@article{Hirvonen2000TheAH, title={The adverse hemodynamic effects of anesthesia, head-up tilt, and carbon dioxide pneumoperitoneum during laparoscopic cholecystectomy}, author={Eila A. Hirvonen and E. O. Poikolainen and Mikko P{\"a}{\"a}kk{\"o}nen and L. S. Nuutinen}, journal={Surgical Endoscopy}, year={2000}, volume={14}, pages={272-277} }