Anesthetic Management of the Pregnant Patient with Congenital Heart Disease Undergoing a Dilation and Curettage

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A 24-year-old G2P0 female at 16w5d gestation presented with increased dyspnea and fatigue. Patient had a history of congenital heart disease s/p VSD repair, RVOT reconstruction, and PVR with a bioprosthetic valve at two years of age. An echo showed severe TR and new onset pulmonary hypertension with RVSP 75-80 mmHg. Given these new findings, the patient underwent an elective evacuation D and C. In this medically challenging case report, we will discuss anesthetic care and peri-operative management of CHD-associated pulmonary hypertension in the pregnancy patient undergoing a D and C.


American Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting, October 12-16, 2023, San Francisco, CA