Transoral robotic surgery in dilated cardiomyopathy patients: Anaesthetic considerations

Anita Kulkarni, Uma Hariharan, Ajay Kumar Bhargava
2015 Global Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine  
Dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) is a serious cardiac condition resulting in progressive heart failure and death. There have been several reports of anaesthetic management of DCM patients for various surgeries. Trans-Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS) is a minimally invasive approach to radical surgery of head and neck cancers. It utilizes the da Vinci™ robotic system to excise deep-seated intra-oral tumors in difficult to reach areas. We present a case series of 3 patients with DCM for TORS and their anesthetic management.
doi:10.15761/gapm.1000132 fatcat:dyz72esdxjbn5auewa7ia6osha