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RMJ. 2008; 33(1): 110-112

Anesthesia with etomidate and remifentanil for cesarean section in severe peripartum cardiomyopathy

Eisa Bilehjani, Amir Abbas Kianfar, Mehrnoosh Solmaz Fakhari.

We report a 19 years old patient, at 32 weeks of gestation, with severe peripartum
cardiomyopathy, in heart failure and pulmonary edema. General anesthesia was
induced with etomidate and maintained with remifentanil infusion safely, without any
adverse outcome on mother or newborn. (Rawal Med J 2008;33:109-111).

Key words: Peripartum cardiomyopathy, cesarean section, etomidate, remifentanil, general anesthesia.

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