Difficult Airway Management in the Setting of Aortic Stenosis and Hemodynamic Instability

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We present the case of a 77-year-old Male with a history of difficult intubation, tracheal stenosis secondary to radiation, severe aortic stenosis, CAD, and squamous cell cancer of head and neck who developed hypoxia and hypotension secondary to a difficult airway during a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR). We discuss the management of a difficult airway with a focus on the use of epinephrine in a patient with severe aortic stenosis.


American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 8-12, 2021.