PMID: 44141Jan 1, 1979

Problems encountered by the anesthetist-intensive care specialist during aorto-coronary bypass surgery

Annales de l'anesthésiologie française
A PolG Soots

Abstract

The authors analysed a series of 400 aorto-coronary bypasses performed between 1970 and April 1978. A notable improvement in the statistics was seen during the second period between 1976 and April 1978. During this period, 248 patients were operated upon with a mortality of 4 per cent. The progress made was in large part attributed to improved preoperative assessment, in particular a complete ventricular assessment, improved peroperative myocardial protection and the use of the intra-aortic counter-pressure balloon and of sodium nitroprussiate.

Related Concepts

Care of Intensive Care Unit Patient
Myocardium
Anesthesia Procedures
Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery
Aorta
Heart
Specialty Type - Intensive Care
Heart Ventricle

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