Anesthesia and COPD patients
As Your Specialist in Acute Care, we understand that even stable COPD patients face a higher risk of both pulmonary hypertension and postoperative pulmonary complications (PPC), and the associated mortality can be as high as 18 percent. The Whitepaper (found below) offers you a review of literature, and where data are scarce, expert opinion on how best to proceed in the pre-, intra- and postoperative setting.
We cover relevant COPD anesthesia considerations, from premedication and pre-rehabilitation, to choice of anesthetic and protective ventilation, to the pitfalls of aftercare. Brief, up-to-date and designed to be used in daily clinical practice, our goal is to help you perform the optimal anesthesia for these high-risk patients.