60-something y/o male patient who isn’t physically active but does ADLs. Scheduled for CABG but has AI, PVD, EF 40%, HTN, HLD. Would you suggest an AVR or not…. along with the CABG? What would you suggest? Advertisements
This article is quite a bit antiquated, but touches on some good basic points in cardiac anesthesia for CABG.
Back in residency, I had learned about the wonderful uses of ketamine for pain control…especially in patients with morbid obesity coming in for gastric bypass procedures. Ketamine worked wonderfully in these patients to decrease the amount of narcotic that could have bad side effects such as respiratory depression. Then, I got to thinking about CABGs