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Epidural anaesthesia for labour and caesarean section in a parturient with a single ventricle and transposition of the great arteries.

TitleEpidural anaesthesia for labour and caesarean section in a parturient with a single ventricle and transposition of the great arteries.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1990
AuthorsFong J, Druzin M, Gimbel AA, Fisher J
JournalCan J Anaesth
Volume37
Issue6
Pagination680-4
Date Published1990 Sep
ISSN0832-610X
KeywordsAdult, Analgesia, Epidural, Anesthesia, Epidural, Anesthesia, Obstetrical, Cesarean Section, Female, Heart Defects, Congenital, Heart Ventricles, Humans, Labor, Induced, Pain, Postoperative, Pregnancy, Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular, Transposition of Great Vessels
Abstract

We describe a case of a 29-year-old parturient with a single ventricle and transposition of the great arteries who had lumbar epidural analgesia/anaesthesia with a local anaesthetic for labour, emergency Caesarean section and postoperative pain. Her outcome and that of her baby was successful. The anaesthetic techniques used in other parturients with similar congenital cardiac anomalies are reviewed.

DOI10.1007/BF03006491
Alternate JournalCan J Anaesth
PubMed ID2208543