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Anaesthesia for emergency Caesarean section in a patient with peripartum cardiomypathy.
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PMID:  22159324     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Peripartum cardiomyopathy (PPCM) is defined as the onset of acute heart failure without demonstrable cause in the last trimester of pregnancy or within the first six months after delivery. We report a case of PPCM (LVEF < 39%) in a 30-year-old housekeeper requiring emergency Caesarean section, who was successfully managed with combined spinal-epidural anesthesia, using low-dose fentanyl for the spinal anesthesia.
B Osinaike; J Ogah
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiovascular journal of Africa     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1995-1892     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiovasc J Afr     Publication Date:    2011 Nov-Dec
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Created Date:  2011-12-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101313864     Medline TA:  Cardiovasc J Afr     Country:  South Africa    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  337-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesia, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
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