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We report a case of a 37 year old man, with history of rhabdomyosarcoma as a child. Patient developed severe dilated cardiomyopathy secondary to the treatment of the cancer. He presented for resection of the small bowel. An intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) was placed preoperatively for mechanical cardiac support. A combined general/epidural technique was used for the surgery. Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE) was used to monitor patients cardiac status intraoperatively. Patient remained hemodynamically stable and tolerated the procedure well.



This article was originally published as: Sarwar MF, Sarwar NA, Vent D (2015) Aggressive Anesthetic Management of a Patient with Severely Dilated Cardiomyopathy for Non Cardiac Surgery. J Anesth Crit Care Open Access 2(2): 00049. DOI: 10.15406/jaccoa.2015.02.00049

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