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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 2006;51(4):421-425.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.2006.51.4.421   
Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting under Thoracic Epidural Anesthesia in the Awake Patient: Initial Experiences of 12 Cases.
Jin Tae Kim, Jong Hwan Lee, Seung Zhoo Yoon, Ju Yeon Choi, Yun Seok Jeon, Jae Hyon Bahk, Ki Bong Kim
1Department of Anesthesiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. otter128@snuh.org
2Department of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract
.7 days, respectively.
CONCLUSIONS
Our initial experience confirms the feasibility of performing ACAB under TEA. However, high rate of conversion to general anesthesia and development of pneumotorax should be considered. Therefore, the actual and potential risks of ACAB under TEA should not be underestimated.
Key Words: epidural anesthesia; off-pump coronary artery bypass graft; pneumothorax
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