High Thoracic Epidural in Cardiac Anesthesia

@article{Jakobsen2015HighTE,
  title={High Thoracic Epidural in Cardiac Anesthesia},
  author={C. Jakobsen},
  journal={Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia},
  year={2015},
  volume={19},
  pages={38 - 48}
}
  • C. Jakobsen
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Seminars in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
High thoracic epidural analgesia (HTEA) offers a distinctive opportunity to enhance postoperative recovery for the thoracic surgery patient. In the modern hospital setting with day of admission surgery, the logistics of insertion of the epidural catheter has become increasingly difficult. The greatest limitation to its use might be the believed increased risk of epidural hematoma associated with anticoagulation during cardiopulmonary bypass. The aim of this review is to give an overview of… Expand
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