Thoracic epidural anesthesia for coronary bypass surgery affects autonomic neural function and arrhythmias.

@article{Yashiki2005ThoracicEA,
  title={Thoracic epidural anesthesia for coronary bypass surgery affects autonomic neural function and arrhythmias.},
  author={Noriyoshi Yashiki and Go Watanabe and Shigeyuki Tomita and Satoru Nishida and Tamotsu Yasuda and Sadahiko Arai},
  journal={Innovations},
  year={2005},
  volume={1 2},
  pages={
          83-7
        }
}
BACKGROUND : In recent years, the invasiveness of coronary reconstruction has been markedly reduced. Awake off-pump coronary artery bypass (AOCAB), coronary bypass surgery with thoracic epidural anesthesia (TEA) without general anesthesia and cardiopulmonary bypass), has been reported in the literature. Because the details of this technique are still unclear, we evaluated its usefulness by examining the autonomic neural state and the incidence of arrhythmia. METHODS : Fifty-five patients who… CONTINUE READING