Adverse effect of intraoperative phenylephrine 10%: case report

Lai, Yoon Kee (1989) Adverse effect of intraoperative phenylephrine 10%: case report. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 73 (6). pp. 468-469. ISSN 0007-1161, DOI

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The case is reported of a patient who suffered severe acute hypertension, cardiac arrhythmia, and myocardial infarction probably as a direct effect of phenylephrine overdose. Instillation of the drops during surgery probably enhanced the systemic absorption of a significant amount of the drug. Therefore it should be used during surgery with caution, especially in elderly patients and those with cardiovascular disease.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: intraoperative phenylephrine
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2011 02:11
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2019 05:52

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