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

Recurrent asystole during laryngoscopy – A nightmare for the anesthesiologists


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

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Dr. Sangeeta Dhanger
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DOI: 10.4103/sja.SJA_6_19

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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.


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