Hypermagnesemia-induced cardiopulmonary arrest before induction of anesthesia for emergency cesarean section

Hiroshi Morisaki, Shinichi Yamamoto, Yoshihisa Morita, Yoshifumi Kotake, Ryoichi Ochiai, Junzo Takeda

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Abstract

We describe a 42-yr-old woman scheduled for emergency cesarean section who had sudden cardiopulmonary arrest just before induction of general anesthesia. Hypermagnesemia, caused by accidental overdose of magnesium sulfate during transportation to the operating room, was the primary cause of this life-threatening event. Anesthetic management after such events and a brief summary of the literature regarding iatrogenic hypermagnesemia in obsteric patients are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-226
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Anesthesia
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 May

Keywords

  • Anesthesia
  • Magnesium
  • Tocolytic therapy
  • Ventricular fibrillation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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