Anesthetic Management in On-Pump Valvular Heart Surgery

Steven Konstadt, Walter Bethune, Jason Fu

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There are many preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative factors to be considered for patients undergoing on-pump cardiac valvular surgery. Preoperative considerations include a careful review of the patient’s medical history and preoperative studies; ascertainment of mechanism and severity of valvular dysfunction; physiologic compensation; and pathophysiologic sequelae. Intraoperative considerations include careful anesthetic induction with attention to hemodynamic goals; overall cardiovascular function; and functioning of the valve prosthesis or repaired native valve. Postoperative considerations include maintaining perfusion and oxygen delivery to vital organs, and managing postoperative bleeding. These considerations will be examined in more detail within this chapter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvidence-Based Practice in Perioperative Cardiac Anesthesia and Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783030478872
ISBN (Print)9783030478865
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2020
Externally publishedYes


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