Comparison of the hemodynamic effects of etomidate between hypertensive and normotensive patients
Taner Çiftçi, Hayrettin Daşkaya 1 * , Sinan Uzman, Yavuz Gün, Mehmet Toptaş, Ferda Yılmaz İnal, Mustafa Demir
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1 Dept. Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey* Corresponding Author


Objective: Comparison of the hemodynamic effect of ethomidate induction in normotensive and hypertensive patients.
Methods: Forty ASA 1-2 patients were included. After informed consent were obtained, patients were divided into two group; Group H: Hypertensive patients, Group N: Normotensive patients. Fentanile and midazolam were administrated for premedication. Anesthesia induction was performed by etomidate 0.3 mg/kg and rocuronium 0.6 mg/kg. Arterial pressures and heart rates were measured at certain intervals: control, pre-intubation and 1, 3 and 5 min post-intubation. Myoclonic movements and hemodynamic parameters were noted by an anesthetist who was masked to the groups.
Results: Hemodynamic parameters were higher in hypertensive patients but were in clinically tolerable limits.
Conclusion: No hemodynamic instability was observed in anesthesia induction with ethomidate in neither hypertensive nor normotensive patients.


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Article Type: Research Article

J Clin Exp Invest, 2014, Volume 5, Issue 2, 164-168

Publication date: 11 Jun 2014

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