Although recent Food and Drug Administration warnings have noted proarrhythmic effects of droperidol, other antiemetic drugs may have similar effects. We report a case of cardiac arrest after uncomplicated regional anesthesia in a patient with scleroderma who received labetalol and metoclopramide after surgery. Metoclopramide should be used with caution when risk factors for dysrhythmia are present.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine