Use of epidural anesthesia in non-cardiac surgery in two cases complicated by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.


Two patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) who underwent non-cardiac surgery were managed successfully using epidural anesthesia as the principal intraoperative anesthesia. Epidural block was induced by inserting an epidural catheter from the lumbar vertebrae toward the caudal side. Epidural anesthesia is usually avoided in HCM patients because of… (More)


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