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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 119-121

A case of perioperative myocardial infarction leading to asystole: An anesthesiologist's nightmare

Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India

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Sivakumar Segaran
Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Kalapet, Puducherry
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DOI: 10.4103/jcrsm.jcrsm_14_18

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Perioperative myocardial infarction (PMI) in patients without a prior history of coronary artery disease is quite rare. Diagnosing PMI is also quite challenging because of a myriad of events mimicking MI during the perioperative period. we are reporting of PMI leading to cardiac arrest which was successfully resuscitated with the help of a multidisciplinary team. Cardiologist opinion was obtained, and angiogram was done which showed block in left anterior descending artery for which he was stented with drug-eluting stent and discharged a week after with full neurological recovery. The mechanism for triggering PMI in our case is quite inconclusive.

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