Anesthetic management of a patient with a history of Batista procedure for dilated cardiomyopathy undergoing gastric surgery

Aki Honda, Tamie Arai, Maki Akiyama, Eriko Masuda, Mizuka Kobayashi, Sumio Hoka

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We experienced anesthetic management for an operation to remove a hemorrhagic gastric submucosal tumor in a patient who had undergone left ventricular volume reduction (the Batista procedure) for dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) 2 years previously. Preoperative evaluations indicated the relapse of severe DCM. Intravenous and epidural anesthesia was employed with the aid of an intraaortic balloon pump (IABP). Safe anesthetic management was achieved under the guidance of a Swan-Ganz catheter without inducing overreduction of afterload or excessive preload.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-230
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Anesthesia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2006


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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