Anesthesia and Pulmonary Hypertension Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Anesthesia
  • Heart Arrest
  • Hypertension, Pulmonary
  • Risk Assessment
  • Surgical Procedures, Operative

abstract

  • Anesthesia and surgery are associated with significantly increased morbidity and mortality in patients with pulmonary hypertension due mainly to right ventricular failure, arrhythmias, postoperative hypoxemia, and myocardial ischemia. Preoperative risk assessment and successful management of patients with pulmonary hypertension undergoing cardiac surgery involve an understanding of the pathophysiology of the disease, screening of patients at-risk for pulmonary arterial hypertension, analysis of preoperative and operative risk factors, thorough multidisciplinary planning, careful intraoperative management, and early recognition and treatment of postoperative complications. This article will cover each of these aspects with particular focus on the anesthetic approach for non-cardiothoracic surgeries.

publication date

  • September 2012

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.pcad.2012.08.002

PubMed ID

  • 23009916

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 199

end page

  • 217

volume

  • 55

number

  • 2