Cardiac arrest due to an unexpected acute myocardial infarction during head and neck surgery: A case report

  • Kim, Jimin (Department of Dental Anesthesiology, Seoul National University Dental Hospital) ;
  • So, Eunsun (Department of Dental Anesthesiology, Seoul National University Dental Hospital) ;
  • Kim, Hyun Jeong (Department of Dental Anesthesiology, Seoul National University Dental Hospital) ;
  • Seo, Kwang-Suk (Department of Dental Anesthesiology, Seoul National University Dental Hospital) ;
  • Karm, Myong-Hwan (Department of Dental Anesthesiology, Seoul National University Dental Hospital)
  • Received : 2018.02.01
  • Accepted : 2018.02.13
  • Published : 2018.02.28


Major cardiac complication such as acute myocardial infarction can occur unexpectedly in patients without risk factors. We experienced cardiac arrest due to an unexpected acute myocardial infarction in a patient without any risk factors during head and neck reconstructive surgery. The patient was diagnosed with acute myocardial infarction after return of spontaneous circulation. With immediate percutaneous coronary intervention, the patient recovered without complications.



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