PMID: 589542Dec 17, 1977

General anesthesia in Eisenmenger's syndrome

Canadian Medical Association Journal
R K WeberD L Levene


The anesthetic management of a woman with Eisenmenger's syndrome undergoing abdominal hysterectomy with general anesthesia is described. Proper anesthetic management of patients with this syndrome depends on a knowledge of the pathophysiologic process and associated complications. The potential problems of systemic hypotension, pulmonary embolism and infective endocarditis are outlined. Sudden death is a common and pregnancy is a major hazard.

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