J Korean Soc Transplant.  2016 Sep;30(3):143-147. 10.4285/jkstn.2016.30.3.143.

Recurrent Cardiac Arrest during a Nontransplant Operation Due to Variant Angina in a Liver Transplantation Patient

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  • 1Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. gaabsoo.kim@samsung.com

Abstract

We report a case of recurrent cardiac arrest during a nontransplant operation in a liver transplant recipient with prior cardiac arrest during liver transplantation. A 45-year-old man who experienced cardiac arrest for 17 minutes during the preanhepatic phase of liver transplantation-which was performed 34 months ago-did not survive the recurrent cardiac arrest during portal venoplasty. Variant angina was not suspected for the first cardiac arrest; however, myocardial infarction by coronary vasospasm was revealed to be the cause of the second cardiac arrest.

Keyword

Liver transplantation; Heart arrest; Variant angina
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