The main purpose of neuroanesthesia/neurocritical care is to deliver cerebrospinal protection from neurosurgical and cardiovascular surgeries. Yet the choice of anesthetic and management sometimes may not be adequate to prevent neurological complications for patients who undergo different types of surgery, such as subarachnoid hemorrhage, stroke, head trauma, carotid endarterectomy, or cardiovascular surgery under cardiopulmonary bypass. These pathological conditions include the risk of transient cerebrospinal ischemia and if our management is clumsy, it may induce serious neurological sequelae. Though there is an urgent need to establish the treatment and elucidate the molecular mechanisms of cerebrospinal injury, many components are intertwined, making this a challenge we have not solved yet.
Neuroanesthesia and Cerebrospinal Protection offers a knowledge-based book that covers the anatomy, neurophysiology, and neuropharmacology needed to perform management and cerebrospinal protection during neuroanesthesia and its perspectives. In addition, to make the subject of neuroanesthesia more approachable, we discuss the surgical procedures in neurosurgery, cardiovascular surgery, neuromodulation, and so on. This book makes the management of neuroanesthesia more accessible not only for primary residents but also specialists, providing a valuable resource work on the current perspectives of neuroanesthesia.