Valvular Disease



The case describes a redo sternotomy for dual valve replacement secondary to valvular stenosis and hemodynamic compromise. Discussions related to the anesthetic management of redo sternotomy, aortic stenosis, and mitral stenosis are included. Additionally, considerations regarding pulmonary hypertension and its anesthetic implication as well as intraoperative bradycardia are discussed.


Toxicity Ischemia Dopamine Aspirin Epinephrine 

Recommended Reading

  1. Kaplan JA, Reich DL, Savino JS. Kaplan’s cardiac anesthesia: the echo era. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders; 2011.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of California, San DiegoSan DiegoUSA

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