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Comparison Between Propofol and Etomidate in General Anaesthesia as Induction Agents at a Tertiary Care Centre
Aims: To compare hemodynamic changes occurring due to Propofol and Etomidate during general anesthesia as induction agents at a Tertiary Care Centre. Materials and Methods: 68 Adult ASA1 and ASA 2 Patients undergoing elective surgeries under gender anaesthesia in the department of Anaesthesia, Medical college and tertiary health care Centre after considering and satisfying the inclusion and exclusion criteria were selected and divided in two equal groups. They were given Propofol (2mg/kg) and Etomidate (0.3mg/kg) and hemodynamics were compared. Results: Etomidate was having more stable hemodynamic conditions as compared to Propofol induced anaesthesia. There was significant reduction in heart rate and blood pressure leading to hypotension in propofol group while etomidate group had stable hemodynamics. Conclusion: This study concludes that etomidate is a better agent for induction than propofol in view of hemodynamic stability.
Induction Agents, Hemodynamic Changes, Propofol, Etomidate
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