The postoperative cardiovascular arrest of a 5-year-old male: An initial presentation of Duchenne's muscular dystrophy

Michael Girshin, Jana Mukherjee, Ross Clowney, Lewis P. Singer, John Wasnick

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Anesthesia may be administered to patients with Duchenne's muscular dystrophy, but cases are reported in which apparently healthy children suffer hyperkalemic cardiac arrest. We present the case of a 5-year-old boy whose muscular dystrophy was discovered following a fatal, perioperative cardiac arrest in the postanesthesia care unit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)170-173
Number of pages4
JournalPaediatric Anaesthesia
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2006



  • Anesthesia
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Duchenne's muscular dystrophy
  • Hyperkalemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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