Sedation and analgesia in heart disease

Sherif Afifi*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The conduct of conscious sedation in cardiac patients is particularly challenging in a population with limited physiologic reserves. Nevertheless, sedation and analgesia can provide a safe option when implemented for the appropriate patient and procedure, and heightened vigilance can avert complications from procedures and administered medications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)168-183
Number of pages16
JournalProblems in Anesthesia
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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