Cardioprotection: The Role of Volatile Anesthetics

Liddell, Angela D.
April 2009
International Student Journal of Nurse Anesthesia;Spring2009, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p7
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study on 57-year old male with distal esophageal cancer and is scheduled for a total esophagectomy. There has been a discussion that highlights the two most important risk factors for the development of such disease which include the coronary arteries of a male person. These factors include hypercholesterolemia, systemic hypertension as well as smoking. The author has also highlights the recommendation of the U.S. American Heart Association (AHA), saying that beta blockade is likely for patients in whom coronary heart disease is identified by preoperative assessment.


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