Third-degree heart block complicating supraclavicular brachial plexus block
UMass Chan AffiliationsDepartment of Anesthesiology
Document TypeCase Report
calcium channel blockers
Supraclavicular Brachial Plexus Block
Verapamil: interactions (drug)
Anesthesia and Analgesia
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms
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AbstractRegional anesthesia is frequently administered to elderly patients and those with known cardiovascular disease in the hope of minimizing the cardiovascular complications associated with general anesthesia. Drug interactions between local anesthetics used in regional techniques and calcium channel blockers have been described. To date, however, potentially life-threatening dysrhythmias associated with brachial plexus blockade using the supraclavicular approach have not been reported. We now describe such a case.
Anesthesiology. 1996 Sep;85(3):675-7.
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