Dexmedetomidine related cardiac arrest in a patient with permanent pacemaker; a cautionary tale.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Dexmedetomidine (Precedex), an alpha-2 adrenergic receptor agonist is frequently and safely used as sedative agent during surgical procedures. We report a case of a 76-year-old woman who developed cardiac arrest from the use of dexmedetomidine during pacemaker lead extraction procedure.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Shah, AN; Koneru, J; Nicoara, A; Goldfeder, LB; Thomas, K; Ehlert, FA

Published Date

  • September 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 30 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1158 - 1160

PubMed ID

  • 17725762

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0147-8389

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2007.00829.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States