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The effect of xenon on isoflurane protection against experimental myocardial infarction.
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PMID:  19362018     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVES: To investigate if the protective effects of xenon and isoflurane against myocardial ischemia-reperfusion damage would be additive. DESIGN: A prospective, randomized laboratory investigation. SETTING: An animal laboratory of a university hospital. PARTICIPANTS: Thirty-six pigs (female German landrace). INTERVENTIONS: In an open-chest preparation with thiopental anesthesia, the left anterior descending artery was occluded to produce ischemia for 60 minutes. One hour previously, ischemic preconditioning, isoflurane (0.55 minimum alveolar concentration [MAC]) alone, or isoflurane together with xenon (0.55 MAC each) were started in the respective groups. A fourth (control) group received no protective intervention. Myocardial ischemia was followed by 2 hours of reperfusion. MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS: Hearts were excised and stained (Evans Blue/TTC) to measure infarct size as related to the area at risk. Myocardial infarct size was reduced (means +/- standard deviation) from 64% +/- 9% of the area at risk in the control group to 19% +/- 12% with ischemic preconditioning to 46% +/- 12% with isoflurane and to 39% +/- 13% with isoflurane and xenon. All intervention groups were significantly different from the control (p < 0.05), and both anesthetic groups were significantly different from ischemic preconditioning (p < 0.05). CONCLUSION: Combined isoflurane/xenon anesthesia reduced infarct size but not more than isoflurane alone. Ischemic preconditioning was more effective than the anesthetics.
Jan H Baumert; Marc Hein; Christina Gerets; Thomas Baltus; Klaus E Hecker; Rolf Rossaint
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-04-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1532-8422     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cardiothorac. Vasc. Anesth.     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9110208     Medline TA:  J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  614-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, University Clinic, Aachen, Germany.
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