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Revista Cubana de Medicina Militar

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CAMPOS GONZALEZ, Maydelin et al. Tricyclic antidepressants and anaesthesia. Rev Cub Med Mil [online]. 2014, vol.43, n.1, pp.129-133. ISSN 0138-6557.

A case is presented of a female 67-year-old patient with a history of hypertension and severe recurrent depressive disorder who had undergone total hysterectomy with double adnexectomy. A description is provided of the usual treatment for the underlying disease, the anaesthetic procedure, intraoperative monitoring, emerging complications and drug interactions. It is concluded that tricyclic antidepressants cause harmful effects when they interact with anaesthetic drugs. Hence the importance of performing a risk-benefit analysis before using them with those patients.

Keywords : hypertension; severe recurrent depressive disorder; hysterectomy; geriatric.

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