Psychological Stress During Operations of Aneurysms: A Factor in the Surgical Treatment of Aneurysms. Cardiac Output and Blood Pressure of the Surgeon

  • B. Panning
  • M. R. Gaab
  • H. Dietz
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 20)


It is usually the main task of an anesthesiologist in the operating theater to take care of the patient during surgery. Publications on cardiac stress reactions of physicians during work reporting on tachycardia [2–5] and occasionally ventricular arrhythmia [5] stimulated us to undertake similar investigations in neurosurgeons during clipping of aneurysms. This seemed interesting because there is a very unique combination of very high psychological stress and very low physical activity.


Cardiac Index Psychological Stress Cervical Spine Surgery Ventricular Arrhyth Cardiac Output Monitor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Panning
    • 1
  • M. R. Gaab
    • 2
  • H. Dietz
    • 2
  1. 1.Abteilung Anaesthesiologie IIMedizinische Hochschule HannoverHannover 61Germany
  2. 2.Neurochirurgische KlinikMedizinische Hochschule HannoverHannover 61Germany

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