Analgesia & Resuscitation : Current ResearchISSN: 2324-903X

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Case Report, Analg Resusc Curr Res Vol: 4 Issue: 1

Coronary Vasospasm Following David Intervention

Ruben Jara-Rubio*, M Martinez Martinez, C Albacete Moreno, E Garcia Garcia, SJ Canovas Lopez, D Bixquert Genoves, E Pinar Bermudez
University Hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca, Spain
Corresponding author : Ruben Jara-Rubio
University Hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca, El Palmar, 30120, Murcia, Spain
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: November 13, 2014 Accepted: February 18, 2015 Published: February 25, 2015
Citation: Jara-Rubio R, Martinez MM, Moreno CA, Garcia EG, Lopez SJC, et al. (2015) Coronary Vasospasm Following David Intervention. Analg Resusc: Curr Res 4:1. doi:10.4172/2324-903X.1000131


 Coronary Vasospasm Following David Intervention

Background: Ventricular arrhythmias following cardiac surgery are uncommon but may be fatal. Early identification and treatment are crucial for survival. Different causes like electrolyte imbalance, ischemia, graft closure or technical complications must be detected.
Methods: We present a case of a patient who suffered ventricular fibrillation in the first hour after cardiac surgery for aortic regurgitation.
Results: A 38 year old male with Marfan syndrome and aortic regurgitation was admitted following a modified Davids reimplantation procedure. One hour later, ventricular fibrillation required 9 cardioversions to restore sinus rhythm. ECG showed a 2 mm elevation in V3. Coronary angiography showed a left anterior descending coronary artery vasospasm, resolved with intracoronary nitroglycerin. Calcium antagonists were started with no recurrence of arrhythmia; one week later he was discharged from hospital with no disabilities.
Conclusion: Coronary spastic angina has been demonstrated among patients with connective tissue diseases. Vasospasm may lead to ventricular arrhythmias after cardiac surgery. In patients with previous history of chest pain, treatment with vasodilators may prevent coronary artery vasospasm.

Keywords: Coronary vasospasm; Cardiac surgery; Ventricular fibrillation; Coronary angiography

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