Background: Stroke is a devastating perioperative complication impacting the final surgical outcome. Maintenance of adequate cerebral perfusion pressure with normovolemia has become a standard anesthetic goal across specialties.
Methods: We describe two cases of perioperative ischemic stroke to highlight risk factors which increase vulnerability amidst patients undergoing major surgical interventions.
Conclusion: High index of suspicion and detailed clinical examination postoperatively are vital for early diagnosis to mitigate morbidity and mortality related to stroke.
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