Panel on the Perioperative Management of Patients With Cardiac Stents

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Left to right are Dr. Hans Priebe, Dr. Lisa Newsome, Dr. Diane Head, and moderator, Dr. Richard Prielipp, at the recent IARS panel on the perioperative management of patients with cardiac stents.

A panel on the perioperative management of patients with cardiac stents was held a the International Anesthesia Research Society 82nd Congress held on March 29, 2008, in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Richard Prielipp was moderator and panelists included Dr. Diane Head, Dr. Lisa Newsome, and Dr. Hans Priebe. Topics included perioperative management of antiplatelet therapy, the biology and pathophysiology of coronary endothelium, and differences between bare metal stents and drug eluting stents.

Editor's Note: Please see previous issues of this newsletter as well as the comprehensive 2-part review article on Coronary Artery Stents by Dr. Newsome and colleagues that was recently published in the August 2008 issue of Anesthesia and Analgesia within the Patient Safety section of that publication.