The effects of halothane on plasma vasopressin during cardio-pulmonary bypass.


Plasma vasopressin concentrations were estimated in twelve patients undergoing cardio-pulmonary bypass for open heart surgery. In six patients anaesthesia was maintained with 66% nitrous oxide in oxygen, whilst the remaining six additionally received halothan as a vasodilator during the bypass period. Induction of anaesthesia had little effect on plasma… (More)