Post-Induction Stress-Cardiomyopathy
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Case report
This is a case of a 38 year-old Caucasian female with a past medical history remarkable for seasonal allergies, morbid obesity, heavy snoring, and hypercholesterolemia who presented for an elective diagnostic laparoscopy after two months of worsening vague left upper quadrant pain. Subsequent imaging from sonogram revealed the presence of a left ovarian cyst and the patient was scheduled for elective surgery. On the day of admission, the patient expressed her fears of having not undergone surgery in the past and was quite candid in expressing that the impending prospect of surgery was causing her quite a degree of stress and anxiety in recent days. With preoperative testing revealing normal laboratory studies and ECG, the patient was prepared for surgery. In the setting of extreme obesity, a short neck with excess tissue, and Mallampati III airway, the potential of encountering a difficult airway was of particular concern. In anticipation, a bougie and video-assisted laryngoscope was present on standby...

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