alexa A Case of Mitochondrial Myopathy with Cardiac Involvement: Management in the Same Day Surgery Setting
ISSN: 2155-6148

Journal of Anesthesia & Clinical Research
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A Case of Mitochondrial Myopathy with Cardiac Involvement: Management in the Same Day Surgery Setting

Sergey V Pisklakov*

Director of Neuroanesthesia Service, Chairman of Clinical Competence Committee, Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, UMDNJ-NJMS S Orange Ave, MSB E-552, NJ 07101, USA

*Corresponding Author:
Sergey V Pisklakov, MD
Director of Neuroanesthesia Service
Chairman of Clinical Competence Committee
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology
UMDNJ-NJMS S Orange Ave, MSB E-552, NJ 07101, USA
Tel: 917 847 1077
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: September 08, 2012; Accepted date: October 18, 2012; Published date: October 28, 2012

Citation: Pisklakov SV (2012) A Case of Mitochondrial Myopathy with Cardiac Involvement: Management in the Same Day Surgery Setting. J Anesth Clin Res 3:249. doi: 10.4172/2155-6148.1000249

Copyright: © 2012 Pisklakov SV. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Leigh's disease, also known as Subacute Necrotizing Encephalomyelopathy, is an inherited myopathy causing degradation of motor skills with occasional cardiac involvement. Anesthesia experience for this disease has been rarely reported. Anesthetic can be safely preformed on a patient with Leigh's disease in ambulatory setting. Extreme caution is required if the patient presents with cardiomyopathy manifestations of the syndrome.

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