[Case of neurocardiogenic syncope with asystole during insertion of epidural catheter].

A 25-year-old healthy woman was scheduled for enucleatic myomectomy under combined epidural and general anesthesia. During insertion of a lumbar epidural catheter, sudden loss of consciousness associated with asystole developed. This condition was quickly restored by rapid fluid infusion, administration of atropine sulfate (0.5 mg) and oxygen (6l x min(-1… CONTINUE READING