Cardiovascular effects of local anesthesia with epinephrine in periodontal treatment.

@article{Frabetti1992CardiovascularEO,
  title={Cardiovascular effects of local anesthesia with epinephrine in periodontal treatment.},
  author={Lorenzo Frabetti and Luigi Checchi and K Finelli},
  journal={Quintessence international},
  year={1992},
  volume={23 1},
  pages={19-24}
}
To assess if the association of epinephrine with local anesthesia involves cardiovascular risks, 14 patients undergoing periodontal treatment were observed. Systolic and diastolic blood pressures and mean and maximal heart rates were analyzed. The comparison of basal and postanesthetic periods revealed a trend (nonsignificant) toward an increase in systolic blood pressure and a small, statistically significant increase in diastolic blood pressure; the heart rate increased in only a few patients… CONTINUE READING

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