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Emergency aortic valve replacement complicated by unsuspected pheochromocytoma
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  • Rihito Tamaki,
  • Manabu Yamasaki,
  • Hiroyuki Nishi,
  • Kunihiko Yoshino,
  • Kohei Abe,
  • Hiroyasu Misumi
Rihito Tamaki
St Luke's International University
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Manabu Yamasaki
St Luke's International University
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Hiroyuki Nishi
Osaka General Medical Center
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Kunihiko Yoshino
St Luke's International University
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Kohei Abe
St Luke's International University
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Hiroyasu Misumi
St Luke's International University
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Abstract

A 53-year-old male undergoing emergency aortic valve replacement for infective endocarditis developed a hypertensive crisis early during the operation. Suspecting a pheochromocytoma, intravenous phentolamine was immediately administered, after which the procedure was completed as scheduled. Although quite rare, a pheochromocytoma can be encountered during emergency open heart surgery, thus early recognition of abnormal blood pressure change and appropriate management are important. Here, we present details of blood pressure control mainly by phentolamine use in this case to demonstrate effective management of a hypertensive crisis during emergency cardiac surgery because of a pheochromocytoma.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

28 Dec 2020Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
02 Jan 2021Submission Checks Completed
02 Jan 2021Assigned to Editor
06 Jan 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
30 Jan 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
03 Feb 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Major
04 Mar 20211st Revision Received
05 Mar 2021Submission Checks Completed
05 Mar 2021Assigned to Editor
08 Mar 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
24 Mar 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
25 Mar 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
23 Apr 20212nd Revision Received
23 Apr 2021Submission Checks Completed
23 Apr 2021Assigned to Editor
30 Apr 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
17 May 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
17 May 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
02 Jun 20213rd Revision Received
03 Jun 2021Submission Checks Completed
03 Jun 2021Assigned to Editor
03 Jun 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
03 Jun 2021Editorial Decision: Accept