Anesthesiologists Considerations for Cardiac Surgery

Andrew Shaw, MD, Jeremy M. Bennett, MD, Mias Pretorius, MD, Ryan Lefevre, MD


The patient presenting for cardiac surgery often represents one of the most challenging cases for the anesthesiologist. There are numerous considerations, and entire textbooks have been written about cardiac anesthesia. This chapter will focus on basic considerations and objectives of the anesthesiologist while caring for patients presenting for cardiac operations.

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Last updated: March 29, 2023