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Noncardiac Anesthesia in Patients With Cardiovascular Disease

Laurence C. Torsher

in Mayo Clinic Cardiology

Fourth edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print November 2012 | ISBN: 9780199915712
Published online May 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322824 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199915712.003.1739

Series: Mayo Clinic Scientific Press

Noncardiac Anesthesia in Patients With Cardiovascular Disease

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The perioperative period stresses the cardiovascular system due to hemodynamic and neuroendocrine physiologic changes induced by surgical trauma, underlying disease, fluid shifts, inflammation, blood loss as well as anesthetic medications and interventions. At the same time these changes are being heaped upon the patients, they are in a highly monitored setting surrounded by skilled and dedicated individuals actively intervening to minimize the magnitude and effects of the challenges the patient is facing. The challenges of providing anesthesia for patients with cardiovascular disease are addressed in this chapter.

Chapter.  4723 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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