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Cesarean Delivery in Severe Pulmonary Hypertension: A Case Report

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Department of Anesthesiology, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania
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Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania
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Department of Anesthesiology, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark, 4 Department of Intensive Care, Medical Academy, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Lithuania
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Medicina 2012, 48(3), 22; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina48030022
Received: 25 September 2011 / Accepted: 24 February 2012 / Published: 29 February 2012
Pregnancy in a woman with pulmonary hypertension carries a prohibitively high risk of maternal mortality, and pregnancy is contraindicated in such patients. Some women decide to continue with their pregnancy despite being aware of possible fatal maternal outcome. The management of pulmonary hypertension in pregnancy is a challenge and requires a multiprofessional approach. We report the case of a patient with severe pulmonary hypertension, who successfully underwent elective cesarean section under epidural anesthesia at 38 weeks of gestation and discuss major issues associated with the obstetric and anesthetic management of pregnant patients with pulmonary hypertension.
Keywords: pulmonary hypertension; high-risk pregnancy; cesarean delivery; epidural anesthesia pulmonary hypertension; high-risk pregnancy; cesarean delivery; epidural anesthesia
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Rimaitis, K.; Aliuškevičienė, A.; Adukauskienė, D.; Rimaitis, M.; Macas, A. Cesarean Delivery in Severe Pulmonary Hypertension: A Case Report. Medicina 2012, 48, 22.

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