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Nitroglycerine and patient position effect on central, hepatic and portal venous pressures during liver surgery.

Journal article
Authors Lena Sand
Stefan Lundin
Magnus Rizell
J. Wiklund
Ola Stenqvist
Erik Houltz
Published in Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
Volume 58
Issue 8
Pages 961-7
ISSN 1399-6576
Publication year 2014
Published at Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Surgery
Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive care
Pages 961-7
Language en
Subject categories Anesthesiology and Intensive Care


To reduce blood loss during liver surgery, a low central venous pressure (CVP) is recommended. Nitroglycerine (NG) with its rapid onset and offset can be used to reduce CVP. In this study, the effect of NG on portal and hepatic venous pressures (PVP and HVP) in different body positions was assessed.

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