Original Articles: PDF OnlyGeneral Anesthesia With Isoflurane for Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair During ECMOAtkinson, J. B.; Hamid, R.; Steward, D. J.Author Information From the Department of Anesthesia, and Division of General Pediatric Surgery, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California. Submitted for publication June 1993; accepted in revised form October 1993. Reprint requests: David J. Steward, Department of Anesthesiology, Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, 4650 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027. ASAIO Journal: October 1994 - Volume 40 - Issue 4 - p 986-989 Free Abstract Isoflurane has been administered via the oxygenator of the extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) circuit to provide anesthesia and prevent hemodynamic instability during surgical repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. A comparison of a series of patients treated with isoflurane demonstrates that there is less fluctuation in heart rate and blood pressure than when surgery is performed under fentanyl analgesia alone.ASAIO Journal1994; 40:986-989. © Lippincott-Raven Publishers.