Coronary artery spasm with ventricular tachycardia after administration of methoxamine during cervical epidural anesthesia ‐ a case report

K. Mizuyama, S. Dohi, I. Harukuni

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Abstract

Coronary artery spasm occurred during thoracotomy under cervical epidural anesthesia in a 60‐year‐old male patient who had no prior history of myocardial ischemia. It is most likely that the administration of methoxamine induced the spasm. Hypotension and venodilatation induced by the epidural anesthesia and increased vagal tone might also contribute to the spasm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-81
Number of pages3
JournalActa Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
Volume37
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1993

Keywords

  • Cardiac sympathectomy
  • cervical epidural anesthesia
  • coronary artery spasm
  • myocardial ischemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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