Perioperative implications of the patient with autonomic dysfunction.

  title={Perioperative implications of the patient with autonomic dysfunction.},
  author={Stuart Mcgrane and Nicklaus P Atria and John A. Barwise},
  journal={Current opinion in anaesthesiology},
  volume={27 3},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The autonomic nervous system functions to control heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, gastrointestinal motility, hormone release, and body temperature on a second-to-second basis. Here we summarize some of the latest literature on autonomic dysfunction, focusing primarily on the perioperative implications. RECENT FINDINGS The variety of autonomic dysfunction now extends to a large number of clinical conditions in which the cause or effect of the autonomic component… CONTINUE READING