2021, Vol. 4, Issue 3, Part C
A case series discussing perioperative management of parturients with severe aortic stenosis for elective caesarean section
Author(s): Dr. Nilesh Juvekar, Dr. Swapna Naik, Dr. Prachi Nisar and Dr. Nishant Rajadhyaksha
Abstract: Cardiovascular diseases are one of the leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality. With the advancement in medicine and surgery, more and more women are reaching child-bearing age  Valvular heart disease (VHD) of rheumatic etiology remains a prevalent cause of maternal morbidity and mortality . The severity of aortic stenosis (AS) decides the peripartum complications in parturients and the fetal outcomes. Mild to moderate AS is well tolerated during pregnancy but severe AS is associated with pulmonary edema, dysrhythmias and even death. Given the complexity of VHD in pregnancy, patient should be managed with multidisciplinary approach throughout pregnancy. We report two cases of AS with different patient profile needing adjustment.
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Dr. Nilesh Juvekar, Dr. Swapna Naik, Dr. Prachi Nisar, Dr. Nishant Rajadhyaksha. A case series discussing perioperative management of parturients with severe aortic stenosis for elective caesarean section. Int J Med Anesthesiology 2021;4(3):194-197. DOI: 10.33545/26643766.2021.v4.i3c.311