Longitudinal management of a patient with severe pulmonary hypertension undergoing complex noncardiac surgery – a study detailing successful, multidisciplinary care

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH) are known to be at increased risk for perioperative complications, and require extensive preoperative optimization, strict intraoperative management, and involved postoperative care. This study describes the perioperative care of a patient with severe PH undergoing jaw surgery which required the transition of combination therapy oral (PO) PH medications throughout the phases of care. We present this as a framework for how anesthesiologists can drive multidisciplinary planning to minimize risk in these complex patients and produce a successful outcome.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Wackerle, HD; Cobert, J; Dunkman, WJ

Published Date

  • December 1, 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 /

Start / End Page

  • 55 - 59

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2210-8467

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2210-8440

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.tacc.2020.07.007

Citation Source

  • Scopus