CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 339-341

Role of clonidine in perioperative acute atrial fibrillation


Department of Anaesthesiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka, India

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Vishal Garg
Department of Anaesthesiology, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Karnataka - 576 104
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-354X.84119

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We report a case of acute onset atrial fibrillation (AF) that presented for emergency surgery where rate control and sinus rhythm were successfully achieved using clonidine. Patient had acute AF with high blood pressure. Metoprolol failed to decrease the ventricular rate and blood pressure but with clonidine, we could achieve both the goals. Also, rhythm reverted to a sinus rhythm and continued to be in sinus rhythm after administering clonidine.


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