Combined femoral and sciatic nerve block with Levobupivacaine in Brugada syndrome patient: A case report

Vol 6 | Issue 1 | January-April 2020 | page: 19-21 | Diego Tavoletti, Elisabetta Rosanò, Elisabetta Cerutti,
Luca Pecora


Author: Diego Tavoletti [1], Elisabetta Rosanò [1], Elisabetta Cerutti [2], Luca Pecora [2]

[1] Department of Emergency, Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, Marche Polytechnic University, Via Conca 71, 60126 Ancona, Italy.
[2] Department of Emergency, Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, Via Conca 71, 60126 Ancona, Italy.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Diego Tavoletti,
Clinic of Anesthesia and Intensive Care Unit, Department of Emergency, Ospedali Riuniti Ancona, Marche Polytechnic University ,Via Conca 71, 60126 Ancona, Italy.
E-mail: diego.tavoletti@libero.it


Combined femoral and sciatic nerve block with Levobupivacaine in Brugada syndrome patient: A case report


Abstract
Introduction: Brugada syndrome is a rare arrhythmic disorder associated to ventricular fibrillation and sudden cardiac death. General recommendations in Brugada syndrome patient are focused on avoiding increases in vagal tone and precipitating agents such as electrolyte disorders, hypo/hyperthermia and drugs. Anesthetic management in Brugada syndrome patient has been described in many case reports, however it is still unknown which anesthesia is the safest. Local anesthetic may have a theoretical arrhythmogenic risk, but currently there is no clear evidence and their risk is still debated. Peripheral nerve block avoids autonomic nervous system changes that occur with other anesthetic techniques and it is associated to a lower level in the plasma concentration of the local anesthetic compared with neuraxial anesthesia.
Case Report: We report a case of a 38-year-old man patient with Brugada syndrome who underwent urgent orthopedic surgery which was managed with a combined femoral and sciatic nerve blocks using levobupivacaine without any complications.
Conclusions: Peripheral nerve block with levobupivacaine provided good analgesia, hemodynamic and cardiac stability in Brugada syndrome patient.
Keywords: Brugada syndrome, Anesthesia, Levobupivacaine, Peripheral nerve block, Regional anesthesia


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How to Cite this Article: Tavoletti D, Rosanò E, Cerutti E, Pecora L | Combined femoral and sciatic nerve block with Levobupivacaine in Brugada syndrome patient: A case report | Journal of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Case Reports | Jan-April 2020; 6(1): 19-21.

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