Microcirculatory Effects of Halothane and Enflurane

  • N. Franke
  • B. Endrich
  • K. Meßmer
Part of the Anaesthesiologie und Intensivmedizin / Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine book series (A+I, volume 150)


Halothane is widely used as a volatile anaesthetic since 1956 [3]. As an alternative, enflurane became available in 1963 [8]. Rapid, precise control of depth of anaesthesia, prompt recovery without sequelae, and a low incidence of side-effects are the main advantages of these drugs. While changes of central haemodynamics are well established, little information is available on how halothane and enflurane affect the microhaemodynamics, as well as the supply of oxygen and substrates to the tissue.


Mean Arterial Pressure Central Venous Pressure Volatile Anaesthetic Halothane Anaesthesia Volume Replacement 
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  • N. Franke
  • B. Endrich
  • K. Meßmer

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