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Korean J Crit Care Med > Volume 13(2); 1998 > Article
Korean Journal of Critical Care Medicine 1998;13(2): 261-261.
고령 환자에서 전신마취 유도후 발생한 심방세동
한석호, 최진우
가물릭 대학교 의과대학 마취과학교실
Atrial Fibrillation Developed after Induction of General Anesthesia in an Elderly Patient: A case report
Seok Ho Han, Jin Woo Choi
Department of Anesthesiology, College of Medicine, Catholic University, Seoul, Korea.
It is known that the incidence of arrhythmia related to anesthesia and operation is significantly higher in thoracic surgery such as cardiac, lung operation than any other operation, and atrial fibrillation is the most common arrhythmia among these arrhythmias. Besides operative sites, age and underlying cardiac problem such as hypertension, cardiomegaly can be important risk factors for intra, post-operative atrial fibrillation in non-thoracic surgery. Through many investigations, we can find that age is the most important because age related anatomical, physiological cardiac changes make elderly patients more susceptible to development of atrial fibrillation. In this case, we report atrial fibrillation that occurred after induction of general anesthesia in an elderly patient undergoing open reduction of upper arm fracture.
Key Words: Arrhythmia; atrial fibrillation; Risk factors; operation; old age
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