This case highlights the role of an anaesthetist as a perioperative physician involved in diagnosing and optimising asymptomatic but severe hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy. The modifications in anaesthetic technique for safe conduct of general anaesthesia during parathyroidectomy in a patient are also presented. These include those due to an extremely high left ventricular outflow tract obstruction with echocardiographic Doppler-derived maximum pressure gradient of 105 mm Hg at rest.
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Contributors The following authors were responsible for drafting of the text, sourcing and editing of clinical images, investigation results, drawing original diagrams and algorithms, and critical revision for important intellectual content—CN, AT, RP and VA. The following authors gave final approval of the manuscript—CN, AT, RP and VA.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
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Competing interests None declared.
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