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Complete heart block induced by general anesthesia in a patient with suspected conduction system defect: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7954048     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a rare incident of complete heart block occurring after induction of general anesthesia in an apparently fit patient. An external temporary pacemarker was first applied, which was then replaced by isoproterenol infusion, but permanent pacing was required postoperatively. The role of anesthesia as a precipitating factor was discussed. It is suggested that surgical patients suspicious of conduction system defect should be under continuous hemodynamic monitoring with temporary pacing at hand during perioperative period.
H R Jong; P W Lui; K S Poon; T Y Lee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zhonghua yi xue za zhi = Chinese medical journal; Free China ed     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0578-1337     ISO Abbreviation:  Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei)     Publication Date:  1994 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-12-27     Completed Date:  1994-12-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0005327     Medline TA:  Zhonghua Yi Xue Za Zhi (Taipei)     Country:  TAIWAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  136-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anesthesiology, Veterans General Hospital-Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
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MeSH Terms
Anesthesia, General / adverse effects*
Heart Block / etiology*
Heart Conduction System / physiopathology*
Middle Aged
Monitoring, Physiologic

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