Propofol and arrhythmias: two sides of the coin

@inproceedings{Liu2011PropofolAA,
  title={Propofol and arrhythmias: two sides of the coin},
  author={Qiang Liu and Ai-ling Kong and Rong Chen and Cheng Qian and Shao-wen Liu and Bao-gui Sun and Le-xin Wang and Long-Sheng Song and Jiang Hong},
  booktitle={Acta Pharmacologica Sinica},
  year={2011}
}
The hypnotic agent propofol is effective for the induction and maintenance of anesthesia. However, recent studies have shown that propofol administration is related to arrhythmias. Propofol displays both pro- and anti-arrhythmic effects in a concentration-dependent manner. Data indicate that propofol can convert supraventricular tachycardia and ventricular tachycardia and may inhibit the conduction system of the heart. The mechanism of the cardiac effects remains poorly defined and may involve… 
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