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Cardiovascular Actions of Desflurane

  • David C. Warltier
Part of the Developments in Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology book series (DCCA, volume 31)

Abstract

Desflurane (difluoromethyl-1-fluoro-2,2,2-trifluoroethyl ether; I-653), a structural analog of isoflurane, possesses remarkable metabolic stability. It has very low blood- and tissue-gas partition coefficients which facilitates rapid anesthetic induction, alterations in anesthetic depth, and emergence in a variety of clinical settings. The hemodynamic actions of desflurane have been explored in detail in experimental animals and humans.

Keywords

Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery Volatile Anesthetic Cardiovascular Action Anesthetic Depth Isoflurane Group 
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