Year : 2011  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 314-316

Fully successful resuscitation despite prolonged cardiac arrest

1 Department of Anesthesiology, Hamedan University, Hamedan, Iran
2 Department of Anesthesiology, Stanford Univeristy, Palo Alto, California

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Hosein Kimiaei Asadi
Resalat Square, Ayatollah Mottahary Avenue, Besat Hospital, Hamedan
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-354X.84109

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Sudden cardiac arrest following spinal anesthesia is a relatively common and often fatal complication. Careful patient selection, appropriate dosing of the local anesthetic, volume loading, close monitoring and prompt intervention at the first sign of cardiovascular instability should improve outcomes.

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