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Ventricular tachycardia during microdebrider-assisted turbinectomy: An electrocardiographic artifact.
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PMID:  20927273     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Interference of monitored electrocardiogram is common during different surgical procedures using electrical equipment. The electrical devices used induce artifacts in the electrocardiographic tracing, which may resemble serious arrhythmia. We describe a case of electrocardiographic artifact resembling ventricular tachycardia with the use of a Storz unidrive microdebrider during inferior turbinectomy under general anesthesia. This case report highlights the importance of knowledge of various equipment-related electrocardiographic artifacts in avoiding unnecessary and harmful therapeutic interventions.
Khalid Sofi; Ab Salam Khalid; Kurdi A Mushtaq Gilani
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Saudi journal of anaesthesia     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0975-3125     ISO Abbreviation:  Saudi J Anaesth     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-07     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101500601     Medline TA:  Saudi J Anaesth     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  111-3     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Anesthesia, King Abdul-Aziz Medical City, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, KSA.
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