Ventricular arrhythmia during tracheal intubation and extubation under general anesthesia possibly induced by amisulpride : a case report
Bo Fang 1*, Hong Ma 1
First Affiliated Hospital, China Medical University
Received: February 1, 2017; Revised: March 13, 2017; Accepted: March 13, 2017; Published online: March 13, 2017.
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Abstract
We are presenting the first documented case of amisulpride related ventricular arrhythmia during tracheal intubation and extubation under general anesthesia in an 48 year-old female with psychiatric history of chronic schizophrenia who was treated with amisulpride. This case suggests the threshold of perioperative arrhythmia is decreased in patients with long-term antipsychotic medication. So, the potential risk of antipsychotics-induced perioperative arrhythmia should be evaluated, as well as heart rhythm monitoring, prophylactic use of antiarrhythmic drugs, and preoperative adjustment of antipsychotics should be considered.
Keywords: Amisulpride, Ventricular arrhythmia, Tracheal intubation


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