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Anesthesia in High-Risk Patients

  • Jean-Luc Fellahi
  • Marc Leone

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Cardiac and Hemodynamic Risks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Simon Hennink-Schadenberg, Benedikt Preckel
      Pages 3-17
    3. Patrick F. Wouters, Koen Lapage
      Pages 19-38
    4. Bastien Olivier
      Pages 39-48
    5. Priscilla de Medeiros Teixeira, Rémi Schweizer, Jean-Luc Fellahi
      Pages 49-59
    6. Philippe Mauriat, Jana Assy
      Pages 61-76
  3. Respiratory Risks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Silvia Martin, César Aldecoa
      Pages 119-137
    3. Morgan Le Guen, Sofian Faiz
      Pages 139-150
  4. Renal and Metabolic Risks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Antoine Dewitte, Olivier Joannès-Boyau
      Pages 153-163
    3. Emmanuel Weiss, Catherine Paugam-Burtz
      Pages 165-182
    4. Lorrie Tremblay, Jean S. Bussières, Paul Poirier
      Pages 183-199
    5. Markus M. Luedi, Frank Stueber
      Pages 201-210
  5. Neurological Risks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. C. Binet, A. C. Lukaszewicz
      Pages 213-225
    3. Valentine Léopold, Alice Blet, Kathleen McGee, Benoît Plaud
      Pages 227-237

About this book


This book describes the approach to anesthetic and perioperative management in different categories of high-risk patient scheduled to undergo elective noncardiac surgery. Individual sections focus on patients with conditions entailing cardiac and hemodynamic risks, respiratory risks, renal and metabolic risks, neurological risks, and other forms of risk. For each condition, up-to-date guidance is provided on risk evaluation, risk stratification, and intraoperative and postoperative anesthetic management. This is the first time that such different clinical situations have been gathered together in a single textbook of anesthesiology. All of the authors are international experts with extensive clinical experience. The aim is to provide trainee anesthesiologists with clear guidance that will prove invaluable when managing a wide range of patients with serious illnesses or conditions that pose a significant anesthetic risk. The book will also serve as a valuable reference for more experienced anesthesiologists and intensivists.


Anesthetic management Anesthesia in noncardiac surgery High-risk surgical patient Stratification of risk Perioperative medicine Cardiac risks Hemodynamic risks Respiratory risks Renal risks Neurological risks

Editors and affiliations

  • Jean-Luc Fellahi
    • 1
  • Marc Leone
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care MedicineLouis Pradel Hosp, Hospices Civils LyonLyonFrance
  2. 2.Service d'Anesthésie-RéanimationHôpital NordMarseille cedex 20France

About the editors

Jean-Luc Fellahi, MD, PhD, is Professor and Head of the Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care at Hôpital Cardiovasculaire et Pneumologique Louis Pradel, Hospices Civils de Lyon, Lyon, France. Dr. Fellahi combines his clinical work with university teaching activities and clinical and experimental research work;  he is a current member of the Scientific Committee of the French Society (SFAR) and also a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. Fellahi is a reviewer for numerous journals and is the author of more than 50 original articles and many reviews, editorials, and book chapters.

Marc Leone, MD, PhD, is Professor of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Chairman of Department, and Operating Room Coordinator in the Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, Hôpital Nord, Aix Marseille University, Marseille, France. He is a current member of the ICU Committee of the French Society of Anesthesia and Resuscitation (FSAR) and a past member of FSAR’s Guideline Committee. He is also a member of the European Society of Anesthesiology (ESA) Practice Guidelines Committee and has served on the ESA ICU Committee. Since 2011 Dr. Leone has been co-editor of the journal Annales Françaises d’Anesthésie et de Réanimation, and he is also a reviewer for many other leading journals. He is the author of more than 160 articles in PubMed-cited journals. 

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Surgery & Anesthesiology


“Each chapter is written as a well-referenced review article, and is easily and quickly digestible. The editors have attracted experienced international authors, adding great intellectual value to the content of the book. … we recommend that this book be an addition to the library of both trainees and experienced anesthesiologists.” (Ahmad Alli, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Vol. 127 (05), November, 2018)​