Asystole During Direct Laryngoscopy Under General Anesthesia: A Case Report - Abstract
Background: Direct laryngoscopy (DL) may cause hemodynamic changes due to stress response; may cause increased morbidity and mortality in patients. Methods: A 68-year-old patient was scheduled for cordectomy; 12 minutes after DL onset, sudden asystole and cardiac arrest developed. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was started, and spontaneous circulation was restored two minutes later. The conscious patient was extubated and taken to the intensive care unit. Results and Conclusion: Asystole during general anesthesia is a rare and fatal complication. Vagotonic drugssympatholyticis, vagal responses, and neurological causes play a role in the etiology. We aimed to present the management of cardiac arrest under general anesthesia in our case.