Spinal anesthesia in a patient with idiopathic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

M. Kondo, Y. Takino, H. Morisaki

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Transurethral resection of urinary bladder tumor was performed under spinal anesthesia which has been considered to be rather contraindicated in a patient with idiopathic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Caution was exercised not to compromis myocardial oxygen supply demand ratio. Central venous pressure (CVP) was continuously monitored and crystalloid solution was infused to maintain CVP in pre-anesthetic level, thereby preventing the reduction in arterial pressure. The patient was hemodynamically stable throughout the operation. This case indicates that if adequate preload could be preserved and hypotension avoided, spinal anesthesia may not be precluded in patients with idiopathic hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1529-1530
Number of pages2
JournalJapanese Journal of Anesthesiology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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