Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy for Children with Repaired Tetralogy of Fallot with Valve Replacement on Anticoagulant: A Case Report and Anticoagulant Management

Malavika Barman
2014 Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases & Diagnosis  
A 7 year old boy with a history of repaired tetralogy of Fallot with aortic valve replacement was scheduled to undergo laparoscopic cholecystectomy. His significant history comprises of post cardiac surgery with warfarin anticoagulant. Perioperatively warfarin was converted to low molecular weight heparin and the patient underwent general endotracheal anaesthesia with caudal epidural anaesthesia for laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Anaesthesia induction, intraoperative course and postoperative
more » ... d postoperative period proceeded uneventfully and the patient quickly progressed to the preoperative level of functioning. The perioperative anticoagulant management in such patients of repaired tetralogy of Fallot with aortic valve replacement is reviewed.
doi:10.4172/2329-9517.1000158 fatcat:g2j2sn5ld5aoxmfmqotswcg6wi