M. N. Awati1, Akash Awati2, Ahmedi Fathima3
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a spectrum of diseases that includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and small airway disease. It is characterized by progressive increased resistance to breathing. Patients with marked obstructive pulmonary disease are at increased risk for both intraoperative and Postoperative pulmonary complications. These patients require thorough preoperative preparation, meticulous intraoperative management & postoperative care. This article describes anesthetic considerations in a patient with COPD.