Takotsubo cardiomyopathy associated with nonepileptic seizure after percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy under general anesthesia
- 200 Downloads
Nonepileptic seizures are rare complication after general anesthesia. Postoperative seizure-induced oxidative stress promotes acute catecholamine toxicity of the myocardium. Takotsubo cardiomyopathy may be more frequent in the perioperative setting than commonly appreciated. We report a case of nonepileptic seizure developed during emergence from general anesthesia. The patient subsequently developed takotsubo cardiomyopathy. We now clearly recognize that patients with seizure activities after general anesthesia may be a higher risk for takotsubo cardiomyopathy.
KeywordsNonepileptic seizure Takotsubo cardiomyopathy General anesthesia
- 7.Reves JG, Glass PSA, Lubarsky DA, McEvoy MD. Intravenous nonopioid anesthetics. In: Miller RD, editor. Miller’s anesthesia. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone; 2005. p. 317–78.Google Scholar