Flashcards in Anesthesia Deck (17):
-Halogenated hydrocarbon inhalation
-CNS effect: increase intracranial pressure
-CV effects: Decreased myocardial contractility and stroke volume leading to lower arterial blood pressure; Sensitizes myocardium to catecholamines ↑ automaticity. Epi may trigger arrhythmia.
-Malignant hyperthermia may occur with ALL inhalation anesthetics except nitrous oxide, most commonly seen with halothane.
-Advantage: potent and cheap, no laryngospasm