A case of torsade de pointes in a patient with severe aortic stenosis during carotid endarterectomy

Hiroko Nonaka, Makiko Tani, Makoto Kosaka, Shigeto Hatakenaka, Taro Suga, Yoshio Kusume

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Abstract

An 87-year-old man with severe aortic stenosis developed torsade de pointes (TdP) during carotid endarterectomy before carotid artery stenosis. By prompt resuscitation and medication including lidocaine and magnesium, the patient recovered without complications in spite of high risk for refractory cardiac arrest or brain infarction. There was no other history or laboratory data suggesting arrhythmia except elongation on preoperative electrocardiogram. Inhaled anesthetics, catecholamine and sympathetic nerve stimulation were possible causes of QT elongation and induce TdP. Particularly in a patient with carotid and cardiac diseases, cardiac arrest is critical. Therefore we should avoid exacerbating factors of QT elongation or TdP even if patients have no particular history of arrhythmia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)466-469
Number of pages4
JournalJapanese Journal of Anesthesiology
Volume62
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013

Keywords

  • Aortic valve stenosis
  • Carotid artery stenosis
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Torsade de pointes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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