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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 559-561

Child with dilated cardiomyopathy for colostomy closure: Anesthesia considerations


Department of Anaesthesia, BJMC and SGH, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Sunita M Khedkar
Department of Anaesthesia, BJMC and SGH, Pune, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/mjdrdypu.mjdrdypu_40_18

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Perioperative management of a patient with dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is challenging for an anesthetist in view of depressed function of myocardium, ventricular enlargement, risk of perioperative arrhythmia, and sudden cardiac death. Preoperative assessment, optimization of medical condition with drug therapy, and appropriate anesthesia management help in better perioperative outcome. Here, we discuss successful perioperative management of DCM in a child scheduled for colostomy closure under general and epidural anesthesia.


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