The ideal anesthetic technique for high risk patients should not markedly impair left ventricular function and should not lead to cardiovascular changes which may compromise myocardial oxygen balance. Besides it should provide excellent blood pressure control during surgical manipulations. As regards these aims, both the pharmacokinetic and hemodynamic properties of desflurane which account for the circulatory effects of this new volatile will be presented.


Power Spectral Analysis Circulatory Effect Anesthetic Depth Sympathetic Hyperactivity Surgical Stimulation 
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