A case of intra-operative ventricular fibrillation: Electro-cauterization, undiagnosed Takotsubo cardiomyopathy or long QT syndrome?

@article{Lieb2012ACO,
  title={A case of intra-operative ventricular fibrillation: Electro-cauterization, undiagnosed Takotsubo cardiomyopathy or long QT syndrome?},
  author={M. Lieb and T. Orr and C. Gallagher and Hadi Moten and Jonathan M. Tan},
  journal={International journal of surgery case reports},
  year={2012},
  volume={3 5},
  pages={
          155-7
        }
}
INTRODUCTION Cardiac arrest in the perioperative setting is an extremely serious event that is estimated to occur between 4.6 and 19.7 per 10,000 anesthetics.(1-5) While risk factors for cardiac complications can be identified pre- operatively, in many cases workup of risk factors are not indicated by standard pre-operative testing guidelines. PRESENTATION OF CASE We present a case of a 47-year-old female undergoing an elective bilateral mastectomy who suddenly converted to ventricular… Expand
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