Isolated atrial fibrillation (IAF) after local anaesthesia with epinephrine in an anxious dental patient

@article{Manani2008IsolatedAF,
  title={Isolated atrial fibrillation (IAF) after local anaesthesia with epinephrine in an anxious dental patient},
  author={Giovanni Manani and Enrico Facco and Edoardo Casiglia and Mauro Cancian and Giovanni Zanette},
  journal={BDJ},
  year={2008},
  volume={205},
  pages={539-541}
}
Cardiac arrhythmias are not uncommon in dental practice, depending on many factors, including patient features, dental treatment and drugs administered. We describe a case of isolated atrial fibrillation (IAF) developed, in a young patient, soon after a supraperiosteal injection. The patient was admitted to hospital and recovered spontaneously. Since stress is a possible cause of IAF, this may has been triggered by endogenous and/or exogenous epinephrine. We highlight the need for careful… CONTINUE READING
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