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To investigate if the use of perioperative neuraxial blockade reduces post-operative mortality and cardiorespiratory events compared to intraoperative general anesthesia AND postoperative IV narcotic analgesia. This is a feasibility study to determine if recruitment and execution of the protocol could be done in a timely manner in a much larger trial
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Ages Eligible for Study:
45 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Subjects at high risk of cardio-respiratory complications post operatively.