Anaesthesia for patients with pericardial disease
AbstractPatients with pericardial disease can present for various diagnostic procedures or therapeutic interventions. Providing anaesthesia care for these patients may be challenging because of their primary pericardial pathology and significant comorbidities affecting other organ systems. A thorough understanding of the pathophysiology of the pericardial disease state and its effect on haemodynamics is necessary before formulating a perioperative care plan.
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