Influence of Thoracic Epidural Anesthesia on Skin Sympathetic Activity and Heart Rate Variability
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the impact of epidural anesthesia on sympathetic activity in surgical patients. The study investigates whether a segmental sympathetic block can be determined and can be correlated to level of the sensoric blockade.
|Study Design:||Time Perspective: Prospective|
|Official Title:||Influence of Thoracic Epidural Anesthesia on Skin Sympathetic Activity and Heart Rate Variability in Surgical Patients|
|Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, University Hospital Muenster|
|Muenster, Germany, D-48149|
|Principal Investigator:||Henrik Freise, MD||Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, University Hospital Münster|