An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure: Follow the guidelines for prevention of Local Anesthetic toxicity. Cardiac toxicity from local anesthetics is often irreversible. Prolonged circulatory arrest can cause brain damage even if resuscitation is successful. Some authors recommend the use of Intralipid infusion at the first sign of cardiovascular toxicity -rather than waiting for cardiac arrest. Selection of local anesthetic type, concentration and dose must be made on an individual basis after considering patient factors. Constant vigilance, early detection and treatment are key.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Update in Anaesthesia|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2009|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine