Acute aortic dissection is a highly morbid condition with high mortality that requires emergent surgical evaluation and repair. The intraoperative management of acute aortic dissection requires the anesthesiologist to do far more than administer anesthesia and begins before the patient arrives at the operative theater. High-fidelity communication with the surgeon, knowledge of the surgical plan, knowledge of the anatomy of the dissection, and a nuanced understanding of aortic dissection pathophysiology are all critical aspects of anesthetic management.
Published In/Presented At
Stombaugh, D. K., & Mangunta, V. R. (2022). Aortic Dissection. Anesthesiology clinics, 40(4), 685–703. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anclin.2022.08.012
Anesthesiology | Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Anesthesiology