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Laparoscopic cholecystectomy in a patient with Restrictive Cardiomyopathy in Atrial Fibrillation - Anaesthetic Concerns!

Author(s): Kamal Kumar | Saravanan | Jeslin L | Kalyana Chakravarthy | Chitra Srinivasan

Journal: Indian Anaesthetists' Forum
ISSN 0973-0311

Volume: 12;
Issue: 15;
Start page: 1234;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Restrictive cardiomyopathy | Laparoscopic cholecystectomy | atrial fibrillation

Restrictive cardiomyopathy is a rare heart muscle disease resulting in impaired ventricular filling, low cardiac output and a propensity for development of heart failure with minimal fluid overload. Anaesthetizing such patients presents considerable challenges. We present the Anaesthetic management of a case of Idiopathic restrictive cardiomyopathy undergoing Laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
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