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A Journal on Anesthesiology, Resuscitation, Analgesia and Intensive Care

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Anesthesiology, Analgesia, Resuscitation and Intensive Care
Indexed/Abstracted in: Current Contents/Clinical Medicine, EMBASE, PubMed/MEDLINE, Science Citation Index Expanded (SciSearch), Scopus
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Frequency: Monthly

ISSN 0375-9393

Online ISSN 1827-1596


Minerva Anestesiologica 2004 May;70(5):251-3

SMART 2004 - Milan, May 12-14, 2004 


Various genetic cardiac diseases predispose to arrhythmias and the risk of sudden death

Mencherini S., Santambrogio L.

Servizio di Anestesia e Rianimazione I, IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo, Pavia

Identification of underlying genetic factors has added to understanding of arrhythmogenic triggers and determinants of sudden death. Many factors (medications, bradycardia, temperature changes) during general anesthesia could precipitate malignant dysrhythmia in these patients. Criteria for risk stratification for surgical patients are not avalaible: we can only extrapolate information collected from medical patients. We describe 4 patients with suspected Brugada syndrome (only one was confirmed) during genera anesthesia and propose an anesthesiologic management during operation and for the postoperative period (36 hours).

language: Italian


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