Cerebrovascular Accident Under General Anesthesia

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An intraoperative cardiac arrest has an approximate incidence of 7 in 10,000 non-cardiac adult surgeries. Ruling out the cause of cardiac arrest can prove to be difficult, as deficits may not be apparent while the patient is under general anesthesia. Our patient experienced a cardiac arrest after which return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) was achieved and she was successfully extubated. Shortly after emergence, it was discovered that she had experienced an ischemic cerebrovascular accident (CVA). Our presentation will discuss the etiology and risk factors of CVA, our patient’s intraoperative response to the acute ischemic event, and perioperative management


American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 8-12, 2021.