Anesthetic management of caesarean section in a patient with asymptomatic idiopathic prolonged QT interval syndrome

Eri Kameyama, Yousuke Ito, Jun Ito, Kouji Saito, Noritaka Murakami, Takashi Horinouchi, Masato Kato

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Abstract

A 27-year-old patient with asymptomatic idiopathic prolonged QT interval syndrome underwent elective caesarean section. We selected combined spinal-epidural anesthesia to avoid excessive sympathetic stimulation. Bupivacaine 9 mg and lidocaine 100 mg were used for spinal anesthesia and epidural anesthesia, respectively. The anesthetic course was uneventful, and the infant showed no complication during the perioperative period. In conclusion, we consider combined spinal-epidural anesthesia as a safe anesthetic strategy for caesarean section in a patient with asymptomatic idiopathic prolonged QT interval syndrome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1167-1169
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Anesthesiology
Volume53
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Oct
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Caesarean section
  • Combined spinal and epidural anesthesia
  • Prolonged QT interval syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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