Are there unacceptable patients?

Gail I. Randel*, Loren Levy, Miriam Lebenbom-Mansour

*Corresponding author for this work

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Are there unacceptable patients for ambulatory surgery? Probably, but perhaps not for long and not if appropriate perioperative management is available and followed. The intent of this chapter was to uncover the latest information in cardiovascular disease, pacemakers, and automatic defibrillators, malignant hyperthermia, and latex allergy. Armed with the latest information and facts will allow the perioperative anesthesiologists to continue to meet the challenge of providing safe anesthesia for patients. To decide which patient is acceptable to receive anesthesia in an ambulatory setting really depends on a multitude of factors, including type and location of the ambulatory setting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-42
Number of pages14
JournalProblems in Anesthesia
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 19 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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