Scientific article

Cardiac rhythm and left ventricular function of infants at 1 MAC sevoflurane and halothane

Published inPaediatric anaesthesia, vol. 17, no. 6, p. 540-546
Publication date2007

The implementation of sevoflurane in pediatric anesthesia practice led to a decrease in the incidence of cardiac arrest previously reported with halothane. Nevertheless, the effects of sevoflurane on cardiac rhythm and function have not been systematically investigated in infants. Thus, we compared cardiac rhythm and left ventricular function at 1 MAC sevoflurane and halothane anesthesia and investigated the potential benefit effect of atropine.

  • Anesthetics, Inhalation/pharmacology
  • Anti-Arrhythmia Agents/administration & dosage
  • Atropine/administration & dosage
  • Blood Pressure/drug effects
  • Cardiac Output/drug effects
  • Elective Surgical Procedures/methods
  • Electrocardiography/methods
  • Female
  • Halothane/pharmacology
  • Heart Rate/drug effects
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Methyl Ethers/pharmacology
  • Monitoring, Intraoperative/methods
  • Myocardial Contraction/drug effects
  • Ventricular Function, Left/drug effects
Citation (ISO format)
SAUDAN FREI, Sonja et al. Cardiac rhythm and left ventricular function of infants at 1 MAC sevoflurane and halothane. In: Paediatric anaesthesia, 2007, vol. 17, n° 6, p. 540–546. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9592.2006.02174.x
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ISSN of the journal1155-5645

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