Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Perioperative management of patients with long QT

Little has been written about this topic. Here is a review which provides background and compiles what is known to date. Key points to remember are the management of K and Mg levels as well as the avoidance of certain drugs commonly used in the anesthesia suite such as droperidol and ondansetron. Hospitalists involved in the care of such patients can leverage the EMR by flagging such drugs as contraindicated in the allergy section.

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