Anesthesia for Vascular Surgery
A vascular surgical procedure can be performed under local, regional or a general anesthesia, or a combination of these techniques based upon the complexity of the vascular pathology. Anesthesia is a risk factor which contributes to perioperative morbidity and mortality of vascular patients. Minimally invasive approaches to vascular surgery are developing gradually allowing the use of more localized anesthesia. It is often supposed that undergoing a procedure with local or regional anesthesia results in lower mortality and morbidity and results in earlier recovery.