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Cardiovascular: Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) 

Cardiovascular: Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)
Cardiovascular: Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)

Alec C. Runyon

, and Minh Chau Joe Tran

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date: 29 October 2020

In this chapter the essential aspects of anesthesia for coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery are discussed. Subtopics include monitoring, heparin dose, diagnosis of prolonged activated clotting time, cardiopulmonary bypass machine, and protamine administration. The chapter is divided into preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative sections with important subtopics related to the main topic in each section. Preoperative topics include the pathophysiology of myocardial ischemia and complications due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and diabetes. Issues discussed related to intraoperative management include monitoring, induction, bypass considerations, and coagulation. Postoperative concerns discussed include ICU transfer of care and postoperative management.

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