Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 111--113

Ventricular tachycardia during microdebrider-assisted turbinectomy: An electrocardiographic artifact


Khalid Sofi, Ab Salam Khalid, Kurdi A Mushtaq Gilani 
 Department of Anesthesia, King Abdul-Aziz Medical City, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Khalid Sofi
Department of Anesthesia, MC 1311, King Abdul-Aziz Medical City, King Fahad National Guard Hospital, PO Box 22490, Riyadh 11426
Saudi Arabia

Interference of monitored electrocardiogram is common during different surgical procedures using electrical equipment. The electrical devices used induce artifacts in the electrocardiographic tracing, which may resemble serious arrhythmia. We describe a case of electrocardiographic artifact resembling ventricular tachycardia with the use of a Storz unidrive microdebrider during inferior turbinectomy under general anesthesia. This case report highlights the importance of knowledge of various equipment-related electrocardiographic artifacts in avoiding unnecessary and harmful therapeutic interventions.


How to cite this article:
Sofi K, Khalid A, Mushtaq Gilani KA. Ventricular tachycardia during microdebrider-assisted turbinectomy: An electrocardiographic artifact.Saudi J Anaesth 2010;4:111-113


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Sofi K, Khalid A, Mushtaq Gilani KA. Ventricular tachycardia during microdebrider-assisted turbinectomy: An electrocardiographic artifact. Saudi J Anaesth [serial online] 2010 [cited 2021 Sep 25 ];4:111-113
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