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Case Study Case Rep. 2014; 4(2): 75-77

Successful spinal anesthesia in the patient with low ejection fraction (EF)

Arzu Esen Tekeli; Semra Karataþ.

Spinal anesthesia has advantages when compared with general anaesthesia although it has also some disadvantages such as bradycardia and hypotension. The most patients performed hip and lower-extremity surgery are in elderly age group. The presence of cardiac,endocrine,renal, cerebral and respiratory disorders in this age group increases the risk for preoperative and postoperative morbidity and mortality rates. This case report has presented the anaesthetic management in the 88-yearold female patient with an EF of 30% operated for right hip fracture.

Key words: Spinal anaesthesia;elderly patient;low EF;hypotension;bradycardia

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