Conversion of Hemiblock to Complete Heart Block by Intraoperative Motor-Evoked Potential Monitoring

We present a case in which intraoperative monitoring with motor-evoked potentials resulted in complete heart block in a patient with a history of hemiblock. Neuromonitoring has been associated with arrhythmias in patients with ostensibly normal conduction systems, and we propose that monitoring personnel, anesthesiologists, and surgeons need to be aware of this risk and exercise caution when monitoring motor-evoked potentials in patients with known conduction deficits.
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COBALT IS an essential trace element involved in vitamin B12 and myocardial metabolism. Although biologically necessary for normal physiologic function, cobalt can cause serious adverse health effects at high exposure levels.1 Several case reports of patients with metal-on-metal implants or occupational exposure have suggested that elevated serum cobalt levels may lead to a variety of different systemic symptoms or complications including neurologic (auditory and visual impairment, cognitive decline, peripheral neuropathy); cardiovascular (cardiomyopathy and arrhythmias); and endocrine (hypothyroidism) abnormalities.
Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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Source: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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Source: European Journal of Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Tags: Pharmacology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol Source Type: research
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Source: Cardiovascular Toxicology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiovasc Toxicol Source Type: research
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Source: Cancers - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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