The effects of sevoflurane and desflurane anesthesia on QTc interval and cardiac rhythm in children


Aypar E. , Karagoz A. H. , OZER S., Celiker A. , Ocal T.

PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIA, vol.17, no.6, pp.563-567, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1460-9592.2006.02152.x
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC ANESTHESIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.563-567

Abstract

Background: Inhalational anesthetics may prolong QTc interval (QT interval corrected for heart rate) of the ECG and cause life-threathening arrythmias. The effects of desflurane on QTc interval and cardiac rhythm have not been reported previously in children. We assessed the effects of desflurane anesthesia on QTc interval and cardiac rhythm and compared them with sevoflurane anesthesia in children.