We report a case of severe dilated cardiomyopathy with an automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) undergoing total gastrectomy. During the operation, the defibrillation function of the ICD was suspended and its pacing function was used solely in VOO mode. Electrodes of an external defibrillator were attached on the chest wall, and a pulmonary arterial (PA) catheter with a ventricle pacing port was inserted into the pulmonary artery. Proper perioperative management, including measures that the patient underwent the surgery uneventfully and could attain a rapid and successful discharge from the intensive care unit.
- Dilated cardiomyopathy
- Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
- Total gastrectomy
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine