[Anesthetic management of 6 cases with dilated cardiomyopathy for non-cardiac surgery].

@article{Hase1996AnestheticMO,
  title={[Anesthetic management of 6 cases with dilated cardiomyopathy for non-cardiac surgery].},
  author={Koukichi Hase and Hitoshi Yoshioka and Yusuke Wachi and Toyoki Kugimiya},
  journal={Masui. The Japanese journal of anesthesiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={45 6},
  pages={
          741-5
        }
}
We report anesthetic management of 6 cases (5 patients) with dilated cardiomyopathy for noncardiac surgery. The severity of their cardiomyopathy evaluated by left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) utilizing echocardiography was different in each case. The management of anesthesia was divided into 3 steps according to the LVEF. In cases with LVEF over 0.45, it was possible to perform regular anesthetic management by carefully selecting and controlling anesthetic agents. In 2 cases with LVEF… CONTINUE READING