Title

Third-degree heart block complicating supraclavicular brachial plexus block

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Anesthesiology

Publication Date

1996-9

Document Type

Case Study

Subjects

Aged; Anesthetics, Local; *Brachial Plexus; Drug Interactions; Female; Heart Block; Humans; Nerve Block; Verapamil

Disciplines

Anesthesia and Analgesia | Anesthesiology | Cardiovascular Diseases | Geriatrics | Organic Chemicals | Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms | Pharmaceutical Preparations | Therapeutics

Abstract

Regional anesthesia is frequently administered to elderly patients and those with known cardiovascular disease in the hope of minimizing the cardiovascular complications associated with general anesthesia. Drug interactions between local anesthetics used in regional techniques and calcium channel blockers have been described. To date, however, potentially life-threatening dysrhythmias associated with brachial plexus blockade using the supraclavicular approach have not been reported. We now describe such a case.

Keywords

Pharmacology, calcium channel blockers, Heart, heart block, Anesthesia: regional, Supraclavicular Brachial Plexus Block, Verapamil: interactions (drug)

DOI of Published Version

10.1097/00000542-199609000-00027

Source

Anesthesiology. 1996 Sep;85(3):675-7.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Anesthesiology

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

8853098

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