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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 153-156

Anesthetic management of a case of ventricular bigeminy posted for elective LSCS


Department of Anaesthesiology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, KLE University, Belgaum, Karnataka, India

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Balraj Hariharasudhan
Department of Anaesthesiology, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, KLE University, Belgaum, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2394-6954.173539

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Ventricular bigeminy is a type of dysrhythmia which can complicate any pregnancy and labor. These dysrhythmias occur most commonly as sporadic occurrences in view of anxiety and can be treated by reassurance. Nevertheless, in certain cases where if they occur in an increased frequency even after adequate reassurance and primary supportive care can lead to dangerous morbidities and mortalities. We present the management of a case of 21-year-old female patient presenting with ventricular bigeminy posted for elective lower segment cesarean section in our institution. General anesthesia was considered the anesthetic modality of choice and injections loxicard and metaprolol IV were used introperatively to tackle the occurrence of ventricular ectopics. In conclusion, thorough history, clinical examination, and judicious use of antiarrhythmic agents recommended during pregnancy can prevent an asymptomatic ventricular ectopy transforming into a fatal arrhythmia in managing a case of ventricular bigeminy.


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