Anesthetic Approach in Kounis Syndrome - A Little Known Heart Enemy: Case Report Abordagem Anestésica na Síndrome de Kounis - Um Inimigo Cardíaco Pouco Conhecido: A Propósito de um Caso Clínico

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Carolina Gonçalves - Corresponding Author

Rua das Sete Fontes, 4710-243 Braga, Portugal

Miguel Caridade
Cristina Gomes

Abstract

The Kounis syndrome, also known as allergic angina syndrome, was described in 1991 by Kounis and Zafras as a “coincident occurrence of chest pain and allergic reaction accompanied by clinical and laboratory findings of a classic angina pectoris caused by released inflammatory mediators during allergic stimulus”.
The authors present the case of a 57-years-old male diagnosed with Kounis syndrome undergoing nasal polypectomy, meato-tomy and anteroposterior ethmoidectomy.
With this publication the authors pretend to make a theoretical review about the anesthetic approach directed to this syndrome since it is a recent topic with multidisciplinary involvement (Anesthesiology, Cardiology and Intensive Care).

Keywords: Anesthesia, General/adverse effects; Kounis Syndrome/etiology

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Gonçalves C, Caridade M, Gomes C. Anesthetic Approach in Kounis Syndrome - A Little Known Heart Enemy: Case Report: Abordagem Anestésica na Síndrome de Kounis - Um Inimigo Cardíaco Pouco Conhecido: A Propósito de um Caso Clínico. Gaz Med [Internet]. 2018 May 25 [cited 2021 Dec. 3];5(1):47-50. Available from: https://www.gazetamedica.pt/index.php/gazeta/article/view/140
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CLINICAL CASE