Inhalation Anesthetics in Vascular Surgery

  • E. Schmitz
  • E. Martin
  • U. Jensen
  • H. Forst
  • B. Pollwein
  • E. Ott
Conference paper
Part of the Anaesthesiologie und Intensivmedizin Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine book series (A+I, volume 185)


Vascular patients are a cohort which have an increased surgical risk due to the high incidence of concomitant diseases. A retrospective study in 300 consecutively operated vascular patients demonstrated that mainly preexisting cardiac diseases, e.g., coronary heart disease or cardiac failure, are of greatest relevance. In approximately 60% of cases patients with an abdominal aortic aneurysm also suffered from coronary heart disease. The second most frequently diagnosed disease in these patients was cardiac failure. Further major findings of concomitant diseases in patients with vascular disease were preexisting angina, hypertension, and infarction [6]. These retrospective findings were corroborated by preoperative coronary angiography in patients with aortic aneurysm [7].


Measurement Point Cardiac Index Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Pulmonary Capillary Wedge Pressure Pulmonary Arterial Pressure 
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  • E. Schmitz
  • E. Martin
  • U. Jensen
  • H. Forst
  • B. Pollwein
  • E. Ott

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