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, 21 (2), 116-122

Pulmonary Hypertension and Cardiac Anesthesia: Anesthesiologist's Perspective

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Pulmonary Hypertension and Cardiac Anesthesia: Anesthesiologist's Perspective

Manjula Sudeep Sarkar et al. Ann Card Anaesth.

Abstract

Perioperative management of pulmonary hypertension remains one of the most challenging scenarios during cardiac surgery. It is associated with high morbidity and mortality due to right ventricular failure, arrhythmias, myocardial ischemia, and intractable hypoxia. Therefore, this review article is intended toward the anesthetic considerations in the perioperative period, with particular emphasis on the selection of technique and choice of anesthesia with maintenance, anesthetic drugs, and the recent intraoperative recommendations for prevention and treatment of pulmonary hypertensive crisis.

Keywords: Anesthesia; pulmonary hypertension; pulmonary hypertension crisis.

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