Neurological Disease

  • Lane K. Jacobs
  • Benjamin L. Sapers


Patients with neurologic disease tend to be older or sicker than those without these conditions. Preexisting neurologic disease may influence preoperative evaluation and preparation for surgery, selection of anesthetic agents and technique, and perioperative management. Various neurologic conditions share common clinical physiology and have similar risk factors that need to be addressed. This chapter focuses on the evaluation and management of patients with cerebrovascular disease, neuromuscular, and movement disorders undergoing noncardiac surgery. Differences between cardiac and noncardiac surgery will be highlighted where appropriate.


Spinal Muscular Atrophy Pressure Ulcer Malignant Hyperthermia Malignant Hyperthermia Noncardiac Surgery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Section of General Internal MedicineCarolinas Medical CenterCharlotteUSA

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