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Title: Asystole following laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation: A case report
Authors: Cheong, K.F. 
Manivannan, G.K.
Yau, G.H.M.
Keywords: anasthesia
cardiac arrhythmias
Issue Date: Mar-1996
Citation: Cheong, K.F.,Manivannan, G.K.,Yau, G.H.M. (1996-03). Asystole following laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation: A case report. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore 25 (2) : 283-285. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Severe bradycardia and asystole are very rare complications following laryngoscopy and endotracheal intubation. In this report, we describe a case in which these life-threatening complications occurred in a healthy male during induction of general anaesthesia. Activation of vagal reflexes during manipulation of the airway and the use of vagotonic drugs at induction are the mechanisms postulated to be responsible for these phenomena. Analysis of heart rate variability measurements may be useful in identifying patients at risk for development of these haemodynamic alterations during the induction of anaesthesia so that appropriate drugs and monitoring can be administered.
Source Title: Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
ISSN: 03044602
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