Successful early application of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation to support cardiopulmonary resuscitation for a patient suffering from severe malignant hyperthermia and cardiac arrest - A case report-

Hyub Huh, Jae Seung Jung, Sang Jae Park, Min Kyung Park, Choon Hak Lim, Seung Zhoo Yoon

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    Abstract

    Malignant hyperthermia (MH) may lead to metabolic crisis of skeletal muscle in susceptible individuals following exposure to triggering agents such as volatile anesthetics or depolarizing muscle relaxants. MH is a rare and a potentially lethal disease, which can lead to cardiac arrest. We report a case of severe MH, in which the rapidly evolving signs of hyperme-tabolism eventually resulted in cardiac arrest. Despite conventional treatments following cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the patient’s vital signs did not improve. Therefore, we applied extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for providing hemodynamic support.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)345-349
    Number of pages5
    JournalKorean journal of anesthesiology
    Volume70
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2017

    Keywords

    • Dantrolene
    • Desflurane
    • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation
    • Malignant hyperthermia

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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