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Anesthesia for Redo Cardiac Surgery

  • Cynthia M. Wells
  • Andrew W. Murray
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Abstract

In recent years, an increasing proportion of elderly patients have been referred for repeat cardiac surgery despite the higher morbidity and mortality associated with redo procedures. This patient population requires additional considerations when planning their anesthetic and perioperative care, based on the higher incidence of preexisting conditions in elderly patients as well as the greater surgical risk associated with sternal reentry.

Keywords

Tranexamic Acid Ischemic Mitral Regurgitation Coronary Graft Original Coronary Artery Prolonged Ischemic Time 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA

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