Thoracic epidural anesthesia as an adjunct to general anesthesia for cardiac surgery: effects on ventilation-perfusion relationships.

@article{Tenling1999ThoracicEA,
  title={Thoracic epidural anesthesia as an adjunct to general anesthesia for cardiac surgery: effects on ventilation-perfusion relationships.},
  author={Arne Tenling and P O Joachimsson and Hans Tyd{\'e}n and G{\"o}ran Wegenius and G{\"o}ran Hedenstierna},
  journal={Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia},
  year={1999},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={258-64}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA) on ventilation-perfusion (VA/Q) relationships, atelectasis, and oxygenation before and after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). DESIGN Prospective, controlled, unblinded, randomized trial. SETTING Cardiothoracic clinic at a major university referral center. PARTICIPANTS Twenty-eight patients undergoing elective CABG. INTERVENTIONS Perioperative and postoperative TEA was added to general anesthesia (GA) in… CONTINUE READING

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