Anaesthetic management of a case of dilated cardiomyopathy for emergency appendectomy

Abstract

The anesthetic management of a patient with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) undergoing non-cardiac surgery poses a challenge for anesthesiologist either due to pre-existing or a risk of precipitating congestive heart failure. We report a successful use of combined spinal epidural for emergency appendicectomy in a patient of DCM. Different anesthetic concerns and agents, some recent advances are also discussed.

DOI: 10.4103/0259-1162.128925

Cite this paper

@inproceedings{Raj2014AnaestheticMO, title={Anaesthetic management of a case of dilated cardiomyopathy for emergency appendectomy}, author={Ravi Raj and Mritunjay Kumar and Meenu Batra}, booktitle={Anesthesia, essays and researches}, year={2014} }