The application of epidural anesthesia in pregnant woman with uncorrected tetralogy of Fallot: a case report


Alkaya Solmaz F. , Cuhruk H.

AGRI-THE JOURNAL OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF ALGOLOGY, vol.27, no.4, pp.215-218, 2015 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/agri.2015.81994
  • Title of Journal : AGRI-THE JOURNAL OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF ALGOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.215-218

Abstract

Tetralogy of Fallot is the most common cyanotic congenital cardiac disease. The hemodynamic changes which are present immediately after abdominal delivery may be resulted with serious, life-threatening multiorgan complications. Therefore the choice of anesthesia is very difficult. We describe the case of pregnant, 33 weeks gestation, with uncorrected tetralogy of Fallot who underwent caesarian section. The epidural anesthesia was performed uneventfully. After having stabile vital signs and a good general condition patient was followed up at the intensive care unit for 4 days. She was transferred to the obstetric service. We think that application of epidural anaesthesia with fragmented and increasing doses of slow levobupivacain in pregnant women with tetralogy of Fallot is safe. Nonetheless, this data of ours will grow stronger with the increase of the clinical application amount.