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Anesthetic choice might not be critical in noncardiac surgery By Eleanor McDermid.

The study was executed across three centers. Anesthesia was induced with etomidate for all individuals and maintained with the analysis drugs. Anesthesiologists were free to determine anesthetic dosages, and usage of other agents such as opioids, muscle relaxants, and vasopressors. Kersten says that this scholarly study design would have made positive results broadly applicable, but makes the actual negative finding difficult to interpret, because any effects of general anesthetic allocation on myocardial ischemia risk could possibly be dose-dependent or obscured by use of opioids.