Myocardial stunning during abdominal hysterectomy in a healthy woman.

We report a case of myocardial stunning in a healthy patient. During gynecologic surgery, two brief episodes of asystole occurred. Following resuscitation there was a short period of severe hypertension and tachycardia. Electrocardiographic changes and elevations in troponin T and creatine-kinase-MB were observed. Angiography revealed normal coronary… CONTINUE READING