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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 2008 October;49(5):695-6

Copyright © 2008 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome and cardiac surgery. A case report

Sirois F.

Laval Hospital, Quebec, QC, Canada


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Aortic valve replacement complicated with protracted agitation in an obese man was treated with 36 mg of haloperidol in the first 36 hours after surgery. Five days after surgery, Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome was diagnosed.

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