Endovascular (Intraluminal ) AAA, TAA Stents

Updated February 8, 2014
Author: M. Green/L. Mamchur (2009)

Description: Anesthetic Management of Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm & Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm repair

For OPEN AAA Management, go to Cardiovascular Page

PreOp (these cases usually done in Room 17)

Induction &  IntraOp

Thoracic Stent: 

If a doing a thoracic stent graft, it is important to drop the BP during proximal deployment therefore clear communication with surgeon is very important.


Have ready in the room. Occasionally, surgeon may ask for adenosine to temporarily pause everything during thoracic device deployment. 


Post Op

Pain usually managed readily with fentanyl 2-4 mcg/kg intraop. 

Patients typically recover in PACU then go to Short Stay.