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Large blood transfusion as a rare cause of ventricular fibrillation.
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PMID:  21606716     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Large blood transfusions are common in clinical practice. Though several complications have been described with this procedure, cardiac arrhythmias occur uncommonly in this setting. We describe a case of a previously healthy 17-year-old girl who developed wide-complex ventricular tachycardia rapidly culminating in a ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest several hours following an uneventful large-volume blood transfusion. Hypomagnesemia was detected on postcardiac arrest investigations. A review of this life-threatening complication and discussion on the ways to prevent it are presented.
Smita I Negi; Aashish Anand
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  104     ISSN:  1541-8243     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-05-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  351-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
From the Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX.
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