Edward A. Ochroch, Author at The Cardiology Advisor

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Tracheal Resection

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure The functional impairment of air movement will be proportional to the amount of tracheal stenosis, which will determine preoperative care, time for preoperative work-up, and timing of surgery. The normal adult trachea is about 2 cm in diameter, and flow will be reduced to one-third normal…

Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure 1. What is the urgency of the surgery? What is the risk of delay in order to obtain additional preoperative information? Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) surgery can be emergent, urgent or elective. Emergent: Ruptured AAA is the 13th-leading cause of death in the United States with…

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