Type I second-degree AV block after neostigmine administration in a child with renal failure.

@article{Webb1995TypeIS,
  title={Type I second-degree AV block after neostigmine administration in a child with renal failure.},
  author={Michael D Webb},
  journal={Anesthesia progress},
  year={1995},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={21-2}
}
Neostigmine is commonly used to reverse neuromuscular blockade. A side effect can be parasympathetic stimulation, which may result in heart block. Renal failure can decrease the clearance and increase the half-life of the drug, thus increasing the likelihood of a vagomimetic response. A case is presented where a child with renal failure developed a type I… CONTINUE READING