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The effect of celiac plexus block on heart rate variability.
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PMID:  22907708     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Celiac plexus block (CPB) can be used for treating intra-abdominal visceral pain syndromes. The celiac plexus is the largest plexus of the sympathetic nervous system. Several nerve blocks have a marked effect on autonomic nervous activity. Furthermore, stellate ganglion block changes cardiac autonomic nervous activity. Thus, CPB could influence the sympathetic activity of the cardiac plexus. The aim of the present study was to see whether CPB modulated heart rate variability (HRV) in patients with pancreatic cancer. METHODS: Twelve patients received neurolytic CPB using 14 ml absolute alcohol. Data recorded in a palm-sized electrocardiographic unit were analyzed for HRV. RESULTS: CPB using a neurolytic solution did not induce any significant changes in the low-frequency (LF)/high-frequency (HF) ratio of HRV (LF/HF, P = 0.4642). Furthermore, the procedure did not induce any significant changes in blood pressure (systolic, P = 0.5051; diastolic, P = 0.5180). CONCLUSION: CPB did not induce any significant changes in HRV or hemodynamics.
Young-Chang P Arai; Atsuko Morimoto; Hiroki Sakurai; Yusuke Ohmichi; Shuichi Aono; Makoto Nishihara; Jun Sato; Takahiro Ushida; Shinsuke Inoue; Makoto Kurisuno; Yuji Kobayashi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of anesthesia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1438-8359     ISO Abbreviation:  J Anesth     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8905667     Medline TA:  J Anesth     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Multidisciplinary Pain Centre, Aichi Medical University, School of Medicine, 21 Karimata, Nagakutecho, Aichigun, Nagakute, Aichi, 480-1195, Japan,
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