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Volatile anaesthetics and cardioprotection - lessons from animal studies.
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PMID:  22804787     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Volatile anaesthetics emerged as important cardioprotective agents in both animal models of ischaemia/reperfusion injury and humans with coronary artery disease. Their administration before a prolonged ischaemic episode is known as anaesthetic preconditioning, whereas when given at the very onset of reperfusion, the strategy is termed anaesthetic postconditioning. Both types of anaesthetic conditioning reduce, albeit not to the same degree, the extent of myocardial injury. They share similar, albeit not identical, intracellular signal transduction pathways with their widely investigated counterparts, ischaemic pre- and postconditioning. Despite a wealth of preclinical evidence for cardioprotection for anaesthetic conditioning strategies, their translation into clinical therapy has been rather disappointing. This review highlights the major findings on the cardioprotective effects of volatile anaesthetics in experimental settings. It explores hypotheses that may explain the lack of efficacy observed in several past clinical studies paving the way for future preclinical and translational studies.
Danina M Muntean; Valentin Ordodi; René Ferrera; Denis Angoulvant
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fundamental & clinical pharmacology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1472-8206     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
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Created Date:  2012-7-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8710411     Medline TA:  Fundam Clin Pharmacol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 The Authors Fundamental and Clinical Pharmacology © 2012 Société Française de Pharmacologie et de Thérapeutique.
Department of Pathophysiology, "Victor Babeş", University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Timişoara, Eftimie Murgu Sq., nr.2, 300041, Timişoara, Romania.
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