CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 557-560

Anesthesia in an adult patient with patent ductus arteriosus


Department of Anaesthesiology, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute, Andheri (west), Mumbai, India

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Hemlata Kapoor
Department of Anaesthesiology, Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Medical Research Institute, Four Bungalows, Andheri (west), Mumbai 53
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1687-7934.145727

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The survival rate of neonates with congenital heart disease has increased manifold due to advancement in both surgical and medical management. A small percentage of adults present with unrepaired or inadequately repaired congenital cardiac defects. They pose a challenge on the operation table due to altered hemodynamics. A comprehensive understanding of the congenital defect and an apt plan of anesthesia are essential for successfully managing such patients.


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