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Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Termination of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia with phenylephrine.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4025769     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, susceptible to tachydysrhythmias , presented for eye surgery under general anaesthesia. He developed a supraventricular tachycardia refractory to a variety of treatments. Phenylephrine consistently abolished the dysrhythmia, probably by acting directly to stimulate the arterial baroreceptors and hence vagal output. Vasopressor therapy should be considered in Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome tachyarrhythmias, when circumstances permit.
L Jacobson; K Turnquist; S Masley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anaesthesia     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0003-2409     ISO Abbreviation:  Anaesthesia     Publication Date:  1985 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-09-11     Completed Date:  1985-09-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370524     Medline TA:  Anaesthesia     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  657-60     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Intraoperative Complications / drug therapy
Phenylephrine / therapeutic use*
Strabismus / surgery
Tachycardia, Paroxysmal / complications,  drug therapy*
Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome / complications*
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