Anaesthetic Management of a Patient with Dilated Cardiomyopathy for Fracture Femur Surgery-A Case Report 172-173
Dr. Koramutla Pradeep Kumar,
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, Birrd (T), Tirupati-517507, Andhra Pradesh, India.
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Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is defined as impairment of the ventricular function of the myocardium. The management of a patient with dilated cardiomyopathy, who undergoes a non-cardiac surgery, is always a challenge for an anaesthesiologist, as this situation is associated with a high mortality rate. We are reporting the successful anaesthetic management of a patient with severe dilated cardiomyopathy for fractured femur surgical repair under graded epidural anaesthesia.