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Fungal prosthetic valve endocarditis is an infrequent but serious complication of valve replacement surgery. Approximately 75% of patients are affected with Candida species. Scopulariopsis species affecting prosthetic valve is rarely reported in the literature.
A 48-year-old female patient underwent coronary artery bypass surgery. One-hour after surgery, the patient developed hemodynamic instability. Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) was inconclusive. Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) was performed and it revealed localised collection around right atrium. In spite of the evidence of localized tamponade,… (More)
Postoperative malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a very rare phenomena. It is generally observed within less than an hour after discontinuation of the anesthetic trigger. Present case describes rare delayed postoperative presentation of MH after off-pump coronary bypass surgery. Prompt recognition and immediate treatment with dantrolene can effectively treat… (More)