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Case series: Dexmedetomidine and ketamine for anesthesia in patients with uncorrected congenital cyanotic heart disease presenting for non-cardiac surgery.
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PMID:  24249995     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
The number of patients with uncorrected congenital cyanotic heart disease is less but at times some may present for non-cardiac surgery with a high anesthetic risk. Some of these may even be adults with compromised cardiopulmonary physiology posing greater challenges to the anesthesiologist. The authors have used a combination of dexmedetomidine and ketamine for anesthesia for non cardiac surgery in five patients with cyanotic heart disease and right to left shunt (3-Eisenmenger's syndrome, 2-Tetralogy of Fallot). The sympathoinhibitory effects of dexmedetomidine were balanced with the cardiostimulatory effects of ketamine, thereby maintaining good cardiovascular stability. The analgesia was good and there was no postoperative agitation. This drug combination was effective and safe for patients with cyanotic heart disease for non cardiac surgeries.
Rakhee Goyal; Shivinder Singh; Ashfak Bangi; Satyen Kumar Singh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of anaesthesiology, clinical pharmacology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0970-9185     ISO Abbreviation:  J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol     Publication Date:  2013 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-19     Completed Date:  2013-11-19     Revised Date:  2013-11-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9516972     Medline TA:  J Anaesthesiol Clin Pharmacol     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  543-6     Citation Subset:  -    
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