Dilated Cardiomyopathy and Anesthesia in Prone Position: A Case Report

Pradhan R*, Vaidya PR**, Shah BL**, Shrestha RR**, Parajuli S***, Joshi HR****,


Dilated cardiomyopathy is the myocardial disease characterized by progressive ventricular
dilatation and results in ventricular dysfunction. It poses challenge to anesthesiologists because
of its various pathophysiological changes. These patients are prone for developing progressive
cardiac failure and malignant arrhythmias during perioperative period. Besides geriatric patients
add further age related risk factor. This is a case report of successfulanesthetic management of
83 years old lady with dilated cardiomyopathy who underwent lumbar microdiscectomy in prone
position under general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation.

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