Hemodynamic Effects of Vecuronium at Time of Induction


  • Radhwan H. Alkhashab Department of anesthesia & critical care, Aljamhori teaching hospital, Mosul city, Iraq
  • Saad A. Hussein Department of anesthesia & critical care, Aljamhori teaching hospital, Mosul city, Iraq
  • Intesar H. Ismael Department of anesthesia & critical care, Aljamhori teaching hospital, Mosul city, Iraq


Vecuronium, hemodynamic stress response.


Objective: The aim of the study to evaluate the influence of vecuronium on heart rate, systolic & diastolic arterial blood pressure (hemodynamic stress response) during nitrous oxide – halothane anesthesia.A double-blind study was done in Aljamhori teaching hospital, Mosul city, Iraq from (February 2011 – May2013); All the patients were in the age of 16-47 years, and ASA1. In this study 60 patients males & females prepared for elective surgery; Vecuronium was administered to 30 patients named (Group A) & normal saline was administered to another 30 patients (Group B); Heart rate & arterial blood pressure were monitored immediately before induction, at time of induction & (0, 3, 4, 5) minutes after induction of anesthesia. There were no significant differences in sex, weight & age of patients also there was no significant differences statistically between the two groups (P > 0.05) in heart rate & arterial blood pressure in pre induction, after induction & maintenance of anesthesia. In conclusion; Vecuronium had no effect on hemodynamic stress response during general anesthesia.


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How to Cite

H. Alkhashab, R., A. Hussein, S., & H. Ismael, I. (2019). Hemodynamic Effects of Vecuronium at Time of Induction. American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences, 57(1), 29–34. Retrieved from https://asrjetsjournal.org/index.php/American_Scientific_Journal/article/view/4892