Cardiac arrhythmia during propofol sedation.

  title={Cardiac arrhythmia during propofol sedation.},
  author={Robert J. Douglas and Mike Cadogan},
  journal={Emergency medicine Australasia : EMA},
  volume={20 5},
Recent articles have described the increasing frequency of use of propofol as a sedating agent in the ED, and praise the safety profile of propofol when used in this manner. We describe a patient who developed torsade de pointes followed by ventricular fibrillation while undergoing propofol sedation for closed reduction of a mid-shaft fracture of the tibia and fibula. Possible reasons for the event are discussed, and suggestions are made for areas of further research. 


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