Peripartum cardiomyopathy and cesarean section: report of two cases and literature review

@article{Velickovic2003PeripartumCA,
  title={Peripartum cardiomyopathy and cesarean section: report of two cases and literature review},
  author={Ivan A. Velickovic and Craig H. Leicht},
  journal={Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics},
  year={2003},
  volume={270},
  pages={307-310}
}
The anesthetic management of labor and delivery in patients with peripartum cardiomyopathy is not well defined. Using continuous spinal anesthesia with bupivacaine or combined spinal epidural anesthesia with ropivacaine in such rare clinical situations has not been previously reported. We present two cases in which parturients with the diagnosis of peripartum cardiomyopathy presented in congestive heart failure for emergent Cesarean section. Continuous spinal anesthesia and combined spinal… CONTINUE READING