Perioperative management of a patient with a nonpulsatile left ventricular-assist device presenting for noncardiac surgery.

@article{Oleyar2010PerioperativeMO,
  title={Perioperative management of a patient with a nonpulsatile left ventricular-assist device presenting for noncardiac surgery.},
  author={Michael J Oleyar and Marc E. Stone and Steven Mark Neustein},
  journal={Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={820-3}
}
c i c N MANY SITUATIONS, noncardiac anesthesiologists are assigned to manage patients supported by ventricular-assist evices (VADs). Although anesthetic considerations for the anagement of a VAD-supported patient have previously been escribed,1,2 most of those considerations applied specifically o patients with first-generation, pulsatile VADs. The increasng numbers of secondand third-generation nonpulsatile deices now being implanted mandate revisiting of key anesthetic mplications and issues… CONTINUE READING

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