Effects of Remifentanil on Cardiac Function in Patients With Diastolic Dysfunction

2019-10-11 10:03:46 | BioPortfolio


In this study ASA 1, 2 individuals with grade 1 or 2 diastolic dysfunction will be recruited to assess the effects of Remifentanil infusion on left ventricular function evaluated with transthoracic echocardiagraphy.


Our aim in this study is to evaluate the effects of Remifentanil infusion on left ventricular function evaluated with transthoracic echocardiagraphy on ASA 1, 2 individuals with grade 1 or 2 diastolic dysfunction. Methods: 30 ASA 1-2 individuals with grade 1 or 2 diastolic dysfunction whose left ventricular ejection fraction is above 50% will be recruited. The patients will be selected among the ones who planned to undergo elective surgery either under general or regional anesthesia.

Patients with atrial fibrillation, atrioventricular block, severe heart valve disease, tachyarrhythmia-bradyarrhythmia, left ventricular ejection fraction < 50% and regional contraction anomaly, patients with liver, renal dysfunction, patients with lung disease, acute coronary syndrome, body mass index >30 kg/m2, no oral intake for solid food more than 8 hours will be excluded from the study.

Baseline echocardiographic examination will be performed in the spontaneously breathing subjects right before the surgical procedure and study drug begins. Then remifentanil infusion will be started at a rate to reach target plasma level of 2 ng/mL. A target Controlled Infusion pump will be used to infuse the study drug. Once the target drug concentration is reached, the final echocardiographic examination will be performed.

After recording the baseline heart rate, respiratory rate, noninvasive blood pressure, pulse oximeter, sedation level, the same parameters will be recorded every 5 minutes during the remifentanil infusion period. Once the final echocardiographic evaluation is performed abovementioned parameters will be recorded for the last time.

Statistical analysis: The sample size calculation is made according to an increase or decrease in (é) (alpha <0,05; beta= 0,8).

Study Design


Diastolic Dysfunction


Remifentanil 2 MG, Echocardiographic evaluation


Yeditepe University Hospital


Not yet recruiting


Yeditepe University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-11T10:03:46-0400

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