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J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol. 2015 Apr-Jun;31(2):246-9. doi: 10.4103/0970-9185.155159.

Complex pseudoaneurysm of ascending aorta: Unusual cause of right heart dysfunction-implications to the anesthesiologist.

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1
Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences, Punjagutta, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.
2
Department of CTVS, Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences, Punjagutta, Hyderabad, Telangana, India.

Abstract

Pseudoaneurysm of ascending aorta (PAA) is a rare complication occurring after cardiac surgery. Because of rarity of the condition, most standard teaching and anesthetic literature do not highlight on these postoperative aortic complications. Right heart dysfunction associated with PAA is scarcely reported. We describe here two cases of PAA with right heart involvement and discuss the possible anesthetic challenges.

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Pseudo aneurysm of ascending aorta; pseudoaneurysm to right atrial fistula; right coronary artery compression; right ventricular dysfunction

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