Total Intravenous Anaesthesia in a Patient with Eisenmenger Syndrome: Case Report
Arpita Saxena*, Trilok Chand, S.K.Arya, Apurva Mittal and Parimal
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, S. N. Medical College, Agra, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. Arpita Saxena
Department of Anesthesia and Critical care
S.N.Medical College, Agra, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: September 18, 2012; Accepted date: October 09, 2012; Published date: October 26, 2012
Citation: Saxena A, Chand T, Arya SK, Mittal A, Parimal (2012) Total Intravenous Anaesthesia in a Patient with Eisenmenger Syndrome: Case Report. J Anesth Clin Res 3:246. doi: 10.4172/2155-6148.1000246
Copyright: © 2012 Saxena A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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