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May-August 2018| Vol 12| Issue 2

Original Article

Is it time to rethink about protocols for managing intraoperative serum potassium and blood glucose levels during off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery?

Background A low perioperative serum potassium level (<4 mEq/l) and high blood glucose level (>200 mg/dl) during cardiac surgery is a preventable cause of high morbidity and morta...

Case Report

Perioperative management of a patient with an autosomal dominant hypercoagulation disorder scheduled for off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery

Factor V Leiden (FVL) is the most common known inherited cause of thrombophilia; it is present in ∼5% of the Caucasian population. This results from mutation of the factor V protein, which is fo...

Case Report

Anaesthetic management of a patient with pentalogy of Fallot: a case report

Pentalogy of Fallot (POF) is a form of congenital heart disease having tetralogy of Fallot with an atrial septal defect. It is characterised by right to left intracardiac shunt with a decrease in pulm...

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