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Korean Journal of Anesthesiology 1994;27(8):1014-1017.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4097/kjae.1994.27.8.1014   
Myocardial infarction in a Pregnant Woman with Pheochromocytoma.
Soo Woon Kim, Hae Ja Lim, Seong Ho Chang, Hun Cho, Myoung Hoon Kong, Nan Sook Kim
Department of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul, Korea.
A 36-year-old woman (para 1-0-2-1) was transferred to Korea University Hospital at 38 weeks gestation for dyspnea and chest pain. On admission, her blood pressure ranged from 130/ 70 to 230/130 mmHg, the heart rate was 144 beats/min and respiratory rate was 36/min. The ECG pattern, serum creatinine phosphokinase and lactic dehydrogenase levels were consistent with acute myocardial infarction. The baby was delivered by cesarean section under general anesthesia with nitroglycerin and propranolol support, After delivery, the patient was diagnosed as having pheochromocytoma by hormone study, abdominal magnetic resonance imaging, and computerized tomography scan. Removal of tumor was suceessfully done under combined general and epidural anesthesia after preoperative preparation with phenoxybenzamine and propranolol for two weeks. Postanesthetic recovery was uneventful.
Key Words: Myocardial infarction; Pheochromocytoma; Pregnancy; Cesarean section


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