A case of myocardial infarction as a result of coronary vasospasm during percutaneous trigeminal rhizotomy is presented. Potential consequences of the profound sympathetic response during this procedure are discussed. Invasive haemodynamic monitoring as well as prophylaxis with nitrates and calcium antagonists may be useful in patients prone to coronary vasospasm who undergo this procedure.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - Oct 1988|
- Anaesthetic techniques
- myocardial infarction
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine