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Long QT syndrome unmasked by dexmedetomidine: a case report.

Authors
  • Burns, Kristin M
  • Greene, E Anne
Type
Published Article
Journal
Congenital Heart Disease
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
Volume
9
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/chd.12055
PMID: 23510360
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Dexmedetomidine is a selective alpha-2 adrenergic agonist that is used frequently for short-term sedation in children. It has been noted to cause hypertension, hypotension, bradycardia, and sinus pauses; however, QTc prolongation has not been reported with dexmedetomidine administration. We describe a case of marked QT prolongation with use of dexmedetomidine in a pediatric critical care setting. Clinicians should be vigilant about potential QT prolongation in patients on dexmedetomidine, particularly in those receiving multiple other medications.

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