Year : 2012  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 302--304

Management of a patient with hyperkalemic periodic paralysis requiring coronary artery bypass grafts


Sanjay Orathi Patangi, Mathew Garner, Hazel Powell 
 Department of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Sanjay Orathi Patangi
Department of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE7 7DN
United Kingdom

Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (HPP) is an autosomal-dominant inherited muscle disease characterized by episodes of flaccid weakness and intermittent myotonia. There are no previous reports in the literature about anesthesia for cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass in this disorder. We describe perioperative anesthetic management for on-pump coronary artery bypass grafting in a 75-year-old man with a history of hyperkalemic periodic paralysis. This case report outlines our management strategy and the issues encountered during the perioperative period.


How to cite this article:
Patangi SO, Garner M, Powell H. Management of a patient with hyperkalemic periodic paralysis requiring coronary artery bypass grafts.Ann Card Anaesth 2012;15:302-304


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Patangi SO, Garner M, Powell H. Management of a patient with hyperkalemic periodic paralysis requiring coronary artery bypass grafts. Ann Card Anaesth [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Aug 8 ];15:302-304
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