Management Of Sick Sinus Syndrome And Complications With General Anesthesia

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An 83-year-old female with a past medical history of type II diabetes, CKD, and hypertension presented to the ED and with concerns of altered mental status. She was found to be hypothermic, bradycardic, and hypotensive. Patient was unresponsive to atropine, glucagon, and required vasopressors to maintain hemodynamic stability. She was ultimately initiated on hemodialysis and required a PPM due to sick sinus syndrome being the likely etiology of her presentation. This case study will discuss the management of acute sick sinus syndrome and further implications for patients who then require procedural anesthesia.


American Society of Anesthesiology Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, October 21-25, 2022.