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Middle East J Anaesthesiol. 2012 Feb;21(4):623-6.

Continuous spinal anaesthesia for a total hip arthroplasty in a patient with an atrial septal defect.

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Department of Anesthesiology, Toulouse University Hospital, Toulouse, France. lonjaret.l@chu-toulouse.fr

Abstract

Atrial septal defect (ASD) is often diagnosed and repaired during childhood. Nevertheless, it is the most common congenital cardiac defect seen in adults. ASD is characterized by a left-to-right intracardiac shunt and pulmonary hypertension. Pulmonary hypertension increases perioperative risks of morbidity and mortality. We report the anaesthetic management of a 68-year-old woman with an unrepaired ASD, who underwent a total hip arthroplasty under continuous spinal anaesthesia.

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