Anesthetic management of a patient with asystolic spells

Kelly L. Crowley, Mohamed Rehman, Roy E. Schwartz

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Breathholding spells are common in infancy. In a subset of patients they may be associated with bradycardia and asystole. Management of these children necessitates placement of a permanent pacemaker. We discuss the anesthetic management of one such case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-209
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Anesthesia
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Acute life-threatening event (ALTE)
  • anesthesia
  • asystolic spell
  • breathholding
  • pacemaker
  • pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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