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Abdominal Retractor and Intraoperative Arrhythmia

Arpita Das, Sarika Sudhir Naik, Dhananjay Reddy

Keywords : Arrhythmia, Regional anesthesia, Retractor

Citation Information : Das A, Naik SS, Reddy D. Abdominal Retractor and Intraoperative Arrhythmia. Res Inno Anesth 2021; 6 (1):25-26.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10049-0096

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 30-07-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Intraoperative arrhythmias are frequently seen. Mostly during cardiac surgeries and general anesthesia. Ventricular premature complexes (VPCs) constitute 15% of these arrhythmias and are benign in nature. However, if VPCs are persistent and not treated on time, can lead to life-threatening arrhythmia. We discussed a case report of 37-year-old woman with no preexisting comorbidities, when administered regional anesthesia for abdominal hysterectomy, had repeated VPCs. Arrhythmias were related to abdominal retractor position and were aborted when the retractor was removed from the surgical area.

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