Aortic valve replacement in a hemodialysis dependent patient: anesthetic considerations. A case report

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  • In the anesthetic management of a hemodialysis dependent patient undergoing aortic valve replacement, technical and pathophysiologic problems considered included: the presence of an arteriovenous hemodialysis fistula; hemodynamic alterations associated with aortic insufficiency; choice of anesthetic agents, fluid, and electrolyte balance in the presence of renal failure; and postoperative management of hypertension and hyperkalemia. While there are many possible approaches, one successful technic is presented.
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  • Posner MA; Reves JG; Lell WA
  • Start Page

  • 24
  • End Page

  • 28
  • Volume

  • 54
  • Issue

  • 1