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Anesthesiology consultation required before C-section if heart disease?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Absolutely
If you have heart disease, it is essential that your anesthesiologist knows the details.
Consultation allows us to get records and create a plan in advance. This could be difference between life and death, depending on nature of disease. Also may be necessary to go to another hospital with specialists if your disease is severe and the necessary resources are not available.

In brief: Absolutely
If you have heart disease, it is essential that your anesthesiologist knows the details.
Consultation allows us to get records and create a plan in advance. This could be difference between life and death, depending on nature of disease. Also may be necessary to go to another hospital with specialists if your disease is severe and the necessary resources are not available.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, definitely!
If you have heart disease, you should definitely discuss this with your anesthesiologist in advance.
Some kinds of heart disease can affect the choice of anesthesia. A patient who is on blood thinners may need to have general anesthesia for c-section instead of a spinal or epidural, for example. The anesthesiologist will review your information and discuss all your options with you. Good luck!

In brief: Yes, definitely!
If you have heart disease, you should definitely discuss this with your anesthesiologist in advance.
Some kinds of heart disease can affect the choice of anesthesia. A patient who is on blood thinners may need to have general anesthesia for c-section instead of a spinal or epidural, for example. The anesthesiologist will review your information and discuss all your options with you. Good luck!
Dr. Karen Sibert
Dr. Karen Sibert
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Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
That would be highly reccomended

In brief: Yes
That would be highly reccomended
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
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