11 July 2019 : Case report
Intraoperative Goal-Directed Anesthetic Management of the Patient with Severe Pulmonary Hypertension
Unusual or unexpected effect of treatment, Rare coexistence of disease or pathologyJinhong Liu1ABDEF*, Daniel A. Nahrwold1DEF, Andrew A. Serdiuk1DEF, Dave B. Koontz1BF, Jacques-Pierre Fontaine2EF
Am J Case Rep 2019; 20:998-1001
BACKGROUND: It is very challenging for anesthesiologists to manage patients with pulmonary hypertension undergoing general anesthesia for elective or emergent surgeries.
CASE REPORT: We present a patient with severe pulmonary hypertension going through a major robotic thoracic surgery.
CONCLUSIONS: A goal-directed anesthesia management algorithm based on serial stroke volume (SV) values obtained from FloTrac (Edwards Lifesciences, LLC.) minimally invasive arterial pressure sensor was utilized in an attempt to reduce the anesthetic and surgical risk associated with severe pulmonary hypertension.
Keywords: Hypertension, Pulmonary, one-lung ventilation, Stroke Volume, Thoracic Surgical Procedures, Aged, Anesthesia, General, Early Goal-Directed Therapy, Lung Neoplasms, Monitoring, Intraoperative
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