Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1-2021

Publication Title

Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia

Abstract

Elective joint surgery in a patient with a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) may become increasingly common as these devices become entrenched in the management of patients with heart failure. Furthermore, regional techniques may be reasonable anesthetic options in this challenging population. This case conference discusses a spinal anesthetic for an elderly female with an LVAD who presented for an elective left total knee arthroplasty. The expert case commentaries that follow the case discussion further explore the anesthetic issues in light of the existing literature.

PubMed ID

33183934

Volume

35

Issue

2

First Page

662

Last Page

669

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