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A case is presented in which asystole and convulsions occurred after an attempted induction of anaesthesia with propofol and fentanyl. The case suggests that a history of syncope may be associated with unusual susceptibility to the bradycardic effects of propofol.

Type

Journal article

Journal

Anaesthesia

Publication Date

08/1989

Volume

44

Pages

658 - 659

Keywords

Adult, Anesthesia, Intravenous, Arrhythmias, Cardiac, Drug Combinations, Fentanyl, Heart Arrest, Humans, Male, Phenols, Preoperative Care, Propofol, Seizures