Electrocardiographic changes after cervical laminectomy

Hans R. Baur, Fredarick L. Gobel, Claus A. Pierach

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Striking T-wave inversions were observed in the postoperative electrocardiograms of a 64-yr-old woman following an extensive cervical laminectomy. Except for the presence of a trace amount of CK-MB in a single serum specimen all her enzyme and isoenzyme studies were negative, and her clinical course was not suggestive of myocardial ischemia. Coronary angiography, including an ergonovine study, done 6 mth following the laminectomy were normal. Because of the nature of this patient's surgery and the paucity of evidence for the presence of organic heart disease a neurogenic origin of these T-wave changes is suspected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-40
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1981


  • neurogenic T-wave changes


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