Anesthesiological management of neuroendovascular interventions

Der Anaesthesist
H PreissH Henkes

Abstract

The endovascular treatment of diseases of intracranial and spinal vessels has become widely accepted in recent years. The patient is usually treated under general anesthesia and in choosing an appropriate anesthesia regimen and an optimized pre-interventional preparation, the anesthesiologist can influence the postinterventional result. The working environment in the angiography suite should address the requirements of a routine procedure and the necessities of complication management. Application of short-acting narcotics and relaxation of the patient if required, facilitate the intervention for both the neuroradiologist and the anesthesiologist. The patient should be supplied with everything needed before the intervention to avoid any waste of time in the case of an emergency (e.g., haemorrhage or fibrinolytic treatment). After the procedure the patient has to be monitored for at least 24 h. Peri-interventional and postinterventional complications, such as thrombo-embolism or hemorrhage, must be managed aggressively and consequently by the anesthesist to improve the postinterventional outcome. Therefore a close collaboration between the anesthesiologist and the neuroradiologist is essential.

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