Anaesthetic Management for Caesarean Section Surgery in Two Pregnant Women with Severe Pulmonary Hypertension Due to Mitral Valve Stenosis

Çelik, Mine; Dostbil, Ayşenur; Ahmet Alici, Hacı; Sevimli, Serdar; Aksoy, Ayşenur; Fuat Erdem, Ali; Kürşad, Hüsnü
December 2013
Balkan Medical Journal;Dec2013, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p439
Academic Journal
Background: Mitral stenosis is the most important and common cardiac complication seen during pregnancy. Conception is discouraged in cases where pulmonary hypertension develops during the course of mitral stenosis. Successful general and regional anaesthetic interventions have been reported in some cases of severe pulmonary hypertension. Case Reports: We present our experiences with anaesthetic management in two pregnant patients with pulmonary hypertension due to mitral valve stenosis. Conclusion: We preferred to continue spinal anaesthesia because gradually increasing the local anaesthetic dose during the procedure may minimise probable undesirable haemodynamic changes, such as hypotension and tachycardia.


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