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Chapter-12 Anaesthesia and Cardiovascular Diseases

BOOK TITLE: Clinical Anesthesia

Author
1. Paul Arun Kumar
ISBN
9788180616884
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/10115_12
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2006
Pages
71
Author Affiliations
1. Medical College and Hospitals, Kolkata, India, Medical College and Hospitals, Kolkata, Medical College and Hospitals, Kolkata, West Bengal, India, Medical College and Hospitals Kolkata, West Bengal, India, Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India
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Abstract

Management of anaesthesia for cardiovascular diseases requires a thorough knowledge regarding normal and altered cardiovascular physiology, pharmacology of vasoactive, cardioactive drugs and anaesthetics, skillful conduct of anaesthesia, adequate monitoring and intensive care in perioperative period. Preoperative assessment of cardiovascular status and necessary investigations are most important. This chapter deals with some common diseases such as ischaemic heart disease, cor pulmonale, hypertension, congestive cardiac failure, cardiac pacing, patent ductus arteriosus, coarctation of aorta, mitral stenosis, mitral incompetence, aortic stenosis, aortic regurgitation, atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, tetralogy of Fallot, cardiomyopathies, cardioversion, cardiogenic pulmonary oedema, pericardial effusion, chronic constrictive pericarditis and so on.

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