Grown up congenital heart disease patient presenting for non cardiac surgery: Anaesthetic implications

Mohammad Hamid, Mansoor Ahmed Khan, Mohammad Irfan Akhtar, Hameedullah, Saleemullah, Khalid Samad, Fazal Hameed Khan

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Abstract

Congenital heart disease patients surviving to adulthood have increased over the years due to various reasons. These patients are admitted in the hospital for non cardiac surgeries and other procedures more often than normal adult population. Management of grown up congenital heart disease patient presents a challenge during perioperative period for cardiologists, surgeons, intensivists and particularly for the anaesthetist. Management issues include psychological and physiological impact on the patient, complexity of defects, presence of previous palliative procedure, impact of anaesthetic agents on shunting and myocardium, endocarditis prophylaxis and associated extra cardiac anamolies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)955-959
Number of pages5
JournalJPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Volume60
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010

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