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Anaesthesia for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Anaesthesia for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery - What it is

​What you need to know about Anaesthesia for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery
This article aims to help you and your family understand what anaesthesia is and to allow you to participate in making well-informed decisions about your care.


Who is the anaesthesiologist?
An anaesthesiologist is a specialist whose primary responsibility is to ensure your safety and well-being during the surgery, and yours has been assigned to the operating theatre where you will undergo the scheduled operation. Your anaesthesiologist will administer anaesthesia before the surgery commences and stay with you throughout the surgery to ensure your safety and comfort. During this time, your critical life functions such as breathing, heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature will be monitored, as these will be affected by the surgery. The anaesthesiologist also plays the critical role of diagnosing and treating any medical problems immediately that may arise during your surgery or recovery period.

When will I meet my anaesthesiologist?
In general, your anaesthesiologist will meet you in the ward the day before your surgery. If you are admitted on the day of your operation, your anaesthesiologist will meet you before your surgery. During this meeting, the anaesthesiologist will carefully evaluate your medical history, perform a physical examination and review all laboratory tests to ensure that it is safe for you to undergo the surgery. In addition, the anaesthesiologist will explain to you the type of anaesthesia that is suitable for your surgery.

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