PMID: 44139Jan 1, 1979

Anesthesia-recovery from aorto-coronary bypass surgery (100 recent cases)

Annales de l'anesthésiologie française
M P Sicard-DesnuelleY Baille


The authors report their experience of anaesthesia and postoperative recovery in cases of myocardial revascularisation surgery. On the basis of their last 100 bypass operations, they define the problems encountered according to the operative indications, previous treatment and the surgical technique, and attempt to provide answers to these problems. The difficulties (arrhythmias, myocardial ischaemia, hypertensive crises) occurred during the first 48 hours. They then consider the most current problem, that of the preoperative treatment of these patients (nitroglycerine, beta-blockers, amiodarone). They conclude that, paradoxically, in this type of surgery the operative risk is low as long as the indication for surgery is valid and myocardial protection effective.

Related Concepts

Care of Intensive Care Unit Patient
Myocardial Ischemia
Anesthesia Procedures
Coronary Arteriosclerosis
Postoperative Procedures
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery

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