Archives of Anesthesiology and Critical Care 2017. 3(4):389-393.

The Effects of Volatile Anesthetic Agents on the Normal Physiological Functions (Indices) of the Cardiovascular System
Zahid Hussain Khan, Omid Nabavian, Ammar Hoom Mahdi

Abstract


Volatile halogenated agents are essential for a balanced anesthesia but they do have significant effects on the cardiovascular system and these effects should be kept in mind during the course of anesthesia to avoid adverse effects and morbidity. An attempt to assess the mechanism of actions of the volatile agents on the cardiovascular system was included with this narrative study.


Keywords


physiology; cardiovascular system; volatile anesthetic agents; cardiac index; heart; contractility; rhythm, heart rate; baroreceptor reflex; systemic vascular resistance

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