Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 362--364

Recurrent asystole during laryngoscopy – A nightmare for the anesthesiologists


Stalin Vinayagam1, Sangeeta Dhanger2 
1 Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
2 Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Indira Gandhi Medical College and Research Institute, Puducherry, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sangeeta Dhanger
FR4, Sri Anbalaya Apartments, 17th Cross Street, Krishna Nagar, Puducherry - 605 008
India

Hemodynamic response to laryngoscopy and intubation is usually transient, but it may be more pronounced and unpredictable in certain group of patients. Bradycardia and asystole during laryngoscopy is usually a rare manifestation compared to hypertension and tachycardia. Anesthesiologists should be more vigilant and take special precautions to avoid such life-threatening complications during laryngoscopy. Here, we report recurrent asystole on multiple occasions during laryngoscopy in a patient with obstructive jaundice.


How to cite this article:
Vinayagam S, Dhanger S. Recurrent asystole during laryngoscopy – A nightmare for the anesthesiologists.Saudi J Anaesth 2019;13:362-364


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Vinayagam S, Dhanger S. Recurrent asystole during laryngoscopy – A nightmare for the anesthesiologists. Saudi J Anaesth [serial online] 2019 [cited 2023 Feb 2 ];13:362-364
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