Asploro Journal of Biomedical and Clinical Case Reports
Article Type: Case Report
Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2023 Jun 13;6(2):124-29
1Department of Anesthesiology, West China Hospital of Sichuan University, Chengdu, China
Corresponding Author: Peipei Sun
Address: Department of Anesthesiology, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, 610041, China.
Received date: 23 May 2023; Accepted date: 07 June 2023; Published date: 13 June 2023
Citation: Sun P. Anesthetic Management of an Unusual Case of Severe Pulmonary Hypertensive. Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2023 Jun 13;6(2):124-29.
Copyright © 2023 Sun P. This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: Pulmonary Hypertension, Anesthesia, Anesthetic Management, Case Report
The perioperative management of pulmonary hypertension continues to be a great challenge for anesthesiologists. Among the various types of pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary hypertension associated with left heart disease is the most common, while pulmonary hypertensive crisis is one of the causes of perioperative mortality in these patients. We present the case of a 54-year-old female with severe valvular heart disease complicated by severe pulmonary hypertension and massive hemothorax, who underwent emergency exploratory thoracotomy, mitral valve replacement, and tricuspid valvuloplasty. The patient was in critical condition and suspected to have a pulmonary hypertension crisis. The rationale for this case report is to learn about the anesthetic management of patients with severe pulmonary hypertension.