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Ann Fr Anesth Reanim. 2011 Sep;30(9):688-91. doi: 10.1016/j.annfar.2011.06.009.

[Anaesthesia for caesarean section in a pregnant woman with cor triatriatum].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Service d'anesthésie réanimation, hôpital Saint-Jacques, CHU de Besançon, université de Franche-Comté, place Saint-Jacques, 25000 Besançon, France.


A 41-year-old woman suffering from a left cor triatrium, pregnant for the first time, was hospitalized for a caesarean section in the context of a pulmonary arterial hypertension with severe anaemia. The anaesthetic strategy which was decided on involved setting up a haemodynamic monitoring prior to induction of a general anaesthetia with etomidate, remifentanil and succinylcholine and maintained with propofol, sufentanil and cisatracurium. This strategy allowed the hemodynamic to be stabilized during the operation. The improvement of the arterial pulmonary hypertension immediately after coming out of the operating theatre allowed the patient to be briefly monitored in the intensive care unit and to be allowed home on the 10th day following the operation. The patient's cardiopathy was corrected in the 5th month after the birth.

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