• Bandya Sahoo Department of Pediatrics, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India


Vecuronium is widely used to provide skeletal muscle relaxation in mechanically ventilated Intensive Care Unit patients. The absence of significant cardiovascular side-effects is one of its stated advantages. There have been isolated reports of Brady-dysrhythmias including sinus arrest and atrioventricular block when vecuronium was administered with other agents especially opioids. We report a case of cardiac arrest following administration of vecuronium alone in a mechanically ventilated child in the Intensive Care Unit.

Keywords: Vecuronium, Sinus arrest, Atrioventricular block.


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Author Biography

Bandya Sahoo, Department of Pediatrics, Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Department of Pediatrics, Associate Professor


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How to Cite

Sahoo, B. “VECURONIUM AND CARDIAC ARREST”. International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, vol. 8, no. 2, Feb. 2016, pp. 342-3,



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