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Korean J Anesthesiol. 2013 Apr;64(4):363-366. English. Original Article.
Noh JI , Lee JH , Woo SY , Kim YK , Cho SH , Kim SH , Chae WS .
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Bucheon Hospital, Bucheon, Korea. anpjuno@schmc.ac.kr
Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Gumi Hospital, Gumi, Korea.
Abstract

Complete atrioventricular (AV) block is defined as a dissociation of atrial and ventricular activities. Complete AV block that occurs during the perioperative period is difficult to reverse and usually requires implantation of a pacemaker. Propofol does not affect a normal AV conduction system but may act as a trigger for AV block. It can also potentiate vagal stimulation factors and reduce sympathetic activity. We report a case of complete AV block that may have been related to administration of propofol.

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