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Tramadol use in a patient with Brugada syndrome and morphine allergy: a case report

Authors Sahutoglu C, Kocabas S, Askar FZ

Received 5 September 2017

Accepted for publication 12 December 2017

Published 12 January 2018 Volume 2018:11 Pages 191—194


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Editor who approved publication: Dr E Alfonso Romero-Sandoval

Cengiz Sahutoglu, Seden Kocabas, Fatma Zekiye Askar

Ege University School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Izmir, Turkey

Abstract: Brugada syndrome is a rare syndrome characterized by arrhythmias and sudden death, particularly in younger individuals. A mutation in a gene encoding the human cardiac sodium channels is responsible for this syndrome. In the literature, there are several case reports of Brugada syndrome in association with the use of several anesthetic agents. Herein, we present our anesthetic practice and the use of tramadol in a 75-year-old female patient who underwent pulmonary lobectomy under general anesthesia and was diagnosed with Brugada syndrome.

Keywords: Brugada syndrome, tramadol, arrhythmia, analgesia, general anesthesia, postoperative complications, cardiac conduction defect

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