Anesthesia for Vascular Surgery - Abdominal Aortic Repair
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Abdominal aortic repair may be required for atherosclerotic occlusive disease or aneurysmal dilation of the aorta. Aorto-occlusive disease usually presents as claudication. An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) may be found incidentally. Alternatively, it may present with back pain or, if ruptured, severe shock. Ninety-five percent of all AAAs occur below the level of the renal arteries. Indications for repair are largest diameter greater than 5.5 cm in men and 5.2 cm in women; rate of expansion exceeding 1 cm/year; or symptoms secondary to the AAA. The annual risk of rupture of an expanding 5-cm aneurysm is about 4%. The operative mortality for elective AAA repair is less than 2%, while the overall mortality of aneurysm rupture is 70% to 80%.
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Pino, Richard M., editor. "Anesthesia for Vascular Surgery - Abdominal Aortic Repair." Clinical Anesthesia Procedures, 9th ed., Wolters Kluwer, 2019. Anesthesia Central, anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728290/all/Anesthesia_for_Vascular_Surgery___Abdominal_Aortic_Repair.
Anesthesia for Vascular Surgery - Abdominal Aortic Repair. In: Pino RM, ed. Clinical Anesthesia Procedures. 9th ed. Wolters Kluwer; 2019. https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728290/all/Anesthesia_for_Vascular_Surgery___Abdominal_Aortic_Repair. Accessed April 24, 2019.
Anesthesia for Vascular Surgery - Abdominal Aortic Repair. (2019). In Pino, R. M. (Ed.), Clinical Anesthesia Procedures. Available from https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728290/all/Anesthesia_for_Vascular_Surgery___Abdominal_Aortic_Repair
Anesthesia for Vascular Surgery - Abdominal Aortic Repair [Internet]. In: Pino RM, editors. Clinical Anesthesia Procedures. Wolters Kluwer; 2019. [cited 2019 April 24]. Available from: https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/ClinicalAnesthesiaProcedures/728290/all/Anesthesia_for_Vascular_Surgery___Abdominal_Aortic_Repair.
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