Epidural anesthesia for a cesarean section in a patient with pulmonary atresia and ventricular septal defect

J Clin Anesth. 1991 Sep-Oct;3(5):399-402. doi: 10.1016/0952-8180(91)90184-o.


The perioperative management and the pathophysiology of a parturient with pulmonary atresia, ventricular septal defect, patent ductus arteriosus Botalli (PDA), and pulmonary hypertension are described. The patient previously had a cesarean section under general anesthesia and was currently managed with an epidural block. The outcome was successful for the mother. The postoperative period of the premature infant was characterized by hyaline membrane disease, with its typical sequelae.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Abnormalities, Multiple*
  • Anesthesia, Epidural*
  • Anesthesia, Obstetrical*
  • Cesarean Section*
  • Ductus Arteriosus, Patent
  • Female
  • Heart Septal Defects, Ventricular*
  • Humans
  • Hypertension, Pulmonary
  • Lung / abnormalities*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular*