Common Cardiac Medications During Surgical Procedures

Funda Arun, Oguzhan Arun, Murat Akand


Elderly patient undergoing major urologic surgery can be a complex case and anesthesiologist usually has to pay great attention to the patient due to comorbid medical and/or surgical conditions and related medications. Number of this group of patients who are chronically taking a range of cardiovascular medications increased rapidly in the recent years and demographic data projects a progressive increase in the future. This review article presents the most frequent issues of commonly cardiac medications encountered with this group of patients, and strategies and maneuvers regarding these medications during a perioperative period according to the current literature, which may be a major challenge for the anesthesiologist.


Cardiac medications; Non-cardiac surgery; Urological surgery

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