Cardiac arrhythmia during propofol sedation

R.J. Douglas, Michael Cadogan

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    Recent articles have described the increasing frequency of use of propofol as a sedating agent in the ED, and praise the safety profile of propofol when used in this manner. We describe a patient who developed torsade de pointes followed by ventricular fibrillation while undergoing propofol sedation for closed reduction of a mid-shaft fracture of the tibia and fibula. Possible reasons for the event are discussed, and suggestions are made for areas of further research.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)437-440
    JournalEmergency Medicine Australasia
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


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