Article

The effect of sevoflurane induction on the myocardial performance index in healthy individuals

DOI: 10.1080/22201181.2017.1402536
Author(s): Aidan C KingwillDepartment of Anaesthesia, School of Medicine, South Africa, Johannes van der WesthuizenDepartment of Anaesthesia, School of Medicine, South Africa, Edwin W TurtonDepartment of Anaesthesia, School of Medicine, South Africa

Abstract

Background: The myocardial performance (Tei) index is a simple, reproducible and easily performed measure of cardiac performance. Its ease of use and proven clinical application make this an attractive measure perioperatively. For appropriate use of this index under sevoflurane anaesthesia, drug effects on normal values need to be defined.

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