Complete heart block induced by general anesthesia in a patient with suspected conduction system defect: a case report.

@article{Jong1994CompleteHB,
  title={Complete heart block induced by general anesthesia in a patient with suspected conduction system defect: a case report.},
  author={Hsin-Haw Jong and P. W. Lui and K S Poon and T Y Lee},
  journal={Zhonghua yi xue za zhi = Chinese medical journal; Free China ed},
  year={1994},
  volume={54 2},
  pages={136-40}
}
We report a rare incident of complete heart block occurring after induction of general anesthesia in an apparently fit patient. An external temporary pacemarker was first applied, which was then replaced by isoproterenol infusion, but permanent pacing was required postoperatively. The role of anesthesia as a precipitating factor was discussed. It is… CONTINUE READING