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Rachana Chhabria, Reema Gugnani
Keywords : Complete heart block, Pregnancy, Spinal anesthesia
Citation Information : Chhabria R, Gugnani R. Complete Heart Block with Pregnancy-induced Hypertension for Emergency Cesarean Section: Anesthesia Management. Res Inno in Anesth 2018; 3 (2):63-65.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 01-12-2018
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2018; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.
The incidence of complete atrioventricular block first time during pregnancy is rare. Majority of cases remain asymptomatic and do not require any active intervention. Symptomatic ones can present with syncope, dyspnea, arrhythmia, heart failure or sudden cardiac death. The risk of syncope and sudden cardiac death is increased in patients with heart rate less than 50/ minute. The goal in the perioperative anesthetic management of this case is to preserve the heart rate and maintain hemodynamic stability. We present a case of 26 years old parturient with pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH), complete heart block (CHB), intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR), and Rh incompatibility managed under spinal anesthesia.
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