PD Dr. Christina Weisheit
Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care MedicineChristina.firstname.lastname@example.org View member: PD Dr. Christina Weisheit
Aortic valve stenosis is a common condition that requires an anesthesiologist's in-depth knowledge of the pathophysiology, diagnostics and perioperative features of the disease. A newly diagnosed aortic valve stenosis is often initially identified from the anamnesis (dyspnea, syncope, angina pectoris) or a suspicious auscultation finding during the anesthesiologist's preoperative assessment. Interdisciplinary collaboration is essential to ensure the optimal management of these patients in the perioperative setting. An accurate anamnesis and examination during the preoperative assessment are crucial to select the most suitable anesthetic approach. Additionally, a precise understanding of the hemodynamic peculiarities associated with aortic valve stenosis is necessary. After a short summary of the overall pathophysiology of aortic valve stenosis, this review article focuses on the specific anesthetic considerations, risk factors for complications, and the perioperative management for noncardiac surgery in patients with aortic valve stenosis.
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