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Capnography During Thoracic Anesthesia

Bhavani Shankar Kodali MD


In addition to the usual applications, there may be a specific role for capnography in thoracic anesthesia. The following issues will be addressed in this section.

1. Capnography as a non invasive monitor of PaCO2 during thoracic anesthesia.

2. Capnographic waveforms seen during thoracic anesthesia.

3. Evaluation of ventilation/perfusion status of each lung (Dual capnography).

4. Hemodynamic effects of carbon dioxide insufflation during thoracoscopy.