Choreoathetosis after surgery for congenital heart disease

Richard G. Curless, Debra A. Katz, Richard A. Perryman, Peter L. Ferrer, Jeffrey Gelblum, William J. Weiner

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Choreoathetosis developed in three patients after cardiopulmonary bypass with hypothermia. None had significant hypotension or hypoxemia; all had hypocapnia and respiratory alkalosis during the rewarming period. We postulate that hypocapnia-induced cerebral vasoconstriction may have contributed to ischemic damage in focal central nervous system areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)737-739
Number of pages3
JournalThe Journal of Pediatrics
Issue number5 PART 1
StatePublished - May 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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