Dr. Shalini Dhir and colleagues publish case report in Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica

Acta Anaesthesiol Scand. 2015 Jul 14. doi: 10.1111/aas.12583. [Epub ahead of print]

Management of labour and delivery in congenitally corrected transposition of great arteries.

Dhir S, Racine J, Gratton R, Bergin L, de Vrijer B.


A descriptive case report of the labour and delivery management of a 28-year-old woman who presented with congenitally corrected transposition of great arteries, dextrocardia, systemic ventricular dysfunction and junctional tachycardia. Patients with congenitally corrected transposition have a thin-walled morphological right ventricle as the systemic circulatory pump. The stress of increased cardiac output can lead to congestive heart failure, systemic atrioventricular valve regurgitation and arrhythmias. We used minimally invasive continuous cardiac output monitoring, fluid balance optimization and good maternal pain control to prevent decompensation and achieve vaginal delivery with a good maternal and neonatal outcome.

© 2015 The Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica Foundation. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

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