Update on anesthetic management for pneumonectomy

  title={Update on anesthetic management for pneumonectomy},
  author={P. Slinger},
  journal={Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology},
  • P. Slinger
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Current Opinion in Anaesthesiology
  • Purpose of review Pneumonectomy has the highest perioperative risk among common pulmonary resections. The purpose of this review is to update clinicians on the importance of anesthetic management for these patients. Recent findings Two complications associated with increased perioperative mortality are relevant to anesthetic management: postoperative arrhythmias and acute lung injury. The geriatric population is particularly at risk for arrhythmias. Adequate preoperative cardiac assessment and… CONTINUE READING
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