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What is the safest anesthesia for vascular surgery?

I am a 68 year old female. I want to know what is the safest anesthesia for vascular surgery?

4 Answers

Depending on the specific procedure and other medical problems of the patient, both a regional anesthetic and a general anesthetic can be equally safe.
Safest and vigilant anesthesiologist gives the safest anesthesiologist. You just have to talk to them and inform yourself.
If a 68-year-old patient is scheduled to have vascular surgery, then a preoperative ECG should be obtained, as well as a thorough preoperative history, physical exam, and laboratory testing because vascular disease can affect peripheral arteries, coronary arteries and cerebral arteries; thus, patients with peripheral vascular disease often have coronary artery disease and cerebrovascular disease as well. In most cases, general anesthesia is safest for vascular surgery because it can be lengthy and involve significant blood loss, use of anticoagulants, and need for transfusion of blood products.
Regional anesthesia, if possible, carries different, but overall less risk than general anesthesia.