Journal of Anesthesia

, Volume 24, Issue 3, pp 460–463 | Cite as

Takotsubo cardiomyopathy associated with nonepileptic seizure after percutaneous endoscopic lumbar discectomy under general anesthesia

  • Sang-Wook Shin
  • Seung-Hoon Baek
  • Bong-Soo Choi
  • Hyeon-Jeong Lee
  • Kyoung-Hoon Kim
  • Eun-Soo Kim
Clinical Report

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Nonepileptic seizure Takotsubo cardiomyopathy General anesthesia 

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© Japanese Society of Anesthesiologists 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sang-Wook Shin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Seung-Hoon Baek
    • 1
    • 2
  • Bong-Soo Choi
    • 1
  • Hyeon-Jeong Lee
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kyoung-Hoon Kim
    • 1
    • 2
  • Eun-Soo Kim
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesia and Pain MedicinePusan National University School of MedicineYangsanKorea
  2. 2.Medical Research InstitutePusan National University HospitalYangsanKorea

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