Cardiac Effects of Anesthetics

  • Zeljko J. Bosnjak
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 301)


The following chapters add to our knowledge of the possible mechanisms underlying the actions of anesthetics on the myocardium. These studies were designed to examine the effects of anesthetics on ionic fluxes across the sarcolemma, rapid changes in intracellular calcium, calcium transport functions of the sarcoplasmic reticulum (SR), isometric contractile force, and calcium sensitivity of the contractile apparatus.


Sarcoplasmic Reticulum Papillary Muscle Contractile Force Volatile Anesthetic Calcium Transient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zeljko J. Bosnjak
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyMedical College of WisconsinMilwaukeeUSA

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