A case of paradoxical embolization and subsequent Takotsubo cardiomyopathy during general anesthesia

To the Editor: Paradoxical embolization is rare, but its significance during anesthesia has been emphasized in a number of reports. We have recently experienced a case of paradoxical embolization accompanied by Takotsubo cardiomyopathy. A 79-year-old female patient was admitted to our hospital for lumbar spine surgery. She could walk in her home and to… CONTINUE READING