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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 77

Lumbar Discectomy of a Patient of Mitral Stenosis with Chronic Atrial Fibrillation Under Epidural Anaesthesia

1 Lecturer, Department of Anaesthesiology, B.J.Medical College,Pune,Maharashtra, India
2 Associate Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology, B.J.Medical College,Pune,Maharashtra, India
3 Chief Resident, Department of Anaesthesiology, B.J.Medical College,Pune,Maharashtra., India

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A 60-year-old female patient posted for discectomy of lumbar region L 3 -L 4 was accidently diagnosed to have chronic atrial fibrillation of rheumatic aetiology.This is a case report of this patient of critical mitral stenosis with mild mitral regurgitation with chronic atrial fibrillation managed successfully under lower thoracic epidural anaesthesia,in prone position without any compli­cation.

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