Preoperative Cardiovascular Assessment

  • B. Allaria
  • M. Favaro
  • M. Dei Poli
Conference paper


The preparation of a cardiopathic patient for non-cardiac surgery represents a problem of some interest. Perfect awareness of the cardiocirculatory situation, indeed, enables proper preparation (when necessary) and, above all, the correct anaesthesiological conduct to follow.


Hypertensive Patient Chronic Heart Failure Antiarrhythmic Drug Vagal Stimulation Coronary Circulation 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. 1.
    Agnati LF (1966) Fisiologia cardiovascolare. Piccin, PadovaGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Cope DK, Impastato WK, Cohen MV, Downey JM (1997) Volatile anaesthetics protect the ischaemic rabbit myocardium from infarction. Anaesthesiology 86: 699–709CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Marvick TH, Shaw LI, Laner MS et al (1999) The non invasive prediction of cardiac mortality in men and women with known or suspected coronary artery disease. Am J Med 106: 172–178CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. 4.
    Allaria B, Favaro M, Dei Poli M (1997) Therapy of perioperative myocardial ischaemia. Crit Care Med Springer–APICE 12`h, pp 211–221Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Allaria B, Dei Poli M, Brunetti B, Trivellato A (1994) Computerized analysis of biologic cardiovascular signals: prospectives monitoring. 9th Eur Congress of Anaesthesia - Jerusalem (AB S)Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Serpellon M, Zaffiro G, Decastello M (1997) Malattia ipertensiva cardiovascolare e anestesia. Anestesia e malattie concomitanti. Springer, Italia, pp 106–137Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    Lehot JJ, Girard C, Filley S (1997) Why are hypertensive patients at risk in the perioperative period? Crit Care Med Springer–APICE 12`h, pp 31–40Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Helbo Hansen S, Fletcher R, Lundberg D et al (1986) Clonidine and the symphatics adrenal response to coronary artery by-pass surgery. Acta Anaesthesiol Scand 30: 235–240CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Atlee JC, Homer LD, Tolley RE (1975) Diphenylidantoine and lidocaine modifications of AV conduction in Halotane anaesthetized dogs. Anaesthesiology 43: 49CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Supan F, Buljnbasic N, Marjic J et al (1991) Effects of halotane and enfluorane on K current in canine cardiac Purkinje cells. Anaesth Analg 72: S286Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Supan F, Buljnbasic N, Marjic J et al (1991) Effects of volatile anaesthetics on transient outward potassium current in Purkinje fibers. (ABS) Anaesthesiology 75: 1368Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Allaria B (1998) Aritmia nel periodo perioperatorio. Anestesia e malattie concomitanti. Springer, Italia, pp 88–105Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    O’Kelley B, Browner WS, Massic Bet al (1992) Ventricular arrhythmias in patients undergoing non cardiac surgery. JAMA 268: 217–221CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Cotter G, Metzkor E, Kaluski E et al (1998) Randomized trial of high-dose isosorbide dinitrate plus low-dose furosemide versus high-dose furosemide plus low-dose isosorbide dinitrate in severe pulmonary oedema. Lancet 351: 389–393PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Italia 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Allaria
  • M. Favaro
  • M. Dei Poli

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations