Accession Number:

AD0619502

Title:

DEPRESSANT EFFECT OF ETHER ON THE HEART: A STUDY WITH THE ULTRA-LOW FREQUENCY FORCE BALLISTOCARDIOGRAPH.

Descriptive Note:

Research rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA

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Report Date:

1957-11-25

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Force ballistocardiograms from an ultra-low frequency system were recorded on four healthy young volunteers during thiopental-ether anesthesia, thiopental narcosis, and other related states. During stage III, plane iii thiopental-ether anesthesia, the contractile force of the heart decreased to approximately one-third the control value. Collateral evidence suggests that ether was the cause of myocardial depression. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE