A comparison between ketamine and diazepam as induction agents for pericardiectomy

Harry Kingston, K. W. Bretherton, A. M. Holloway, J. W. Downing

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Abstract

Ketamine 1.0 mg/kg and diazepam 0.3 mg/kg were used to induce anaesthesia in patients requiring pericardiectomy. A significant rise in blood pressure in patients receiving ketamine was noted. In contrast, a fall in blood pressure was seen when diazepam was administered. Changes, in cardiac output, cardiac index, central venous pressure and systemic vascular resistance are discussed. Ketamine appears to be a more satisfactory agent for induction of anaesthesia in patients for pericardiectomy, whereas diazepam should be used with caution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-70
Number of pages5
JournalAnaesthesia and Intensive Care
Volume6
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

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Pericardiectomy
Ketamine
Diazepam
Anesthesia
Blood Pressure
Central Venous Pressure
Cardiac Output
Vascular Resistance

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  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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Kingston, H., Bretherton, K. W., Holloway, A. M., & Downing, J. W. (1978). A comparison between ketamine and diazepam as induction agents for pericardiectomy. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 6(1), 66-70.

A comparison between ketamine and diazepam as induction agents for pericardiectomy. / Kingston, Harry; Bretherton, K. W.; Holloway, A. M.; Downing, J. W.

In: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Vol. 6, No. 1, 1978, p. 66-70.

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Kingston, H, Bretherton, KW, Holloway, AM & Downing, JW 1978, 'A comparison between ketamine and diazepam as induction agents for pericardiectomy', Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 66-70.
Kingston, Harry ; Bretherton, K. W. ; Holloway, A. M. ; Downing, J. W. / A comparison between ketamine and diazepam as induction agents for pericardiectomy. In: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. 1978 ; Vol. 6, No. 1. pp. 66-70.
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