Termination of supraventricular tachycardia by propofol

Br J Anaesth. 2002 Jun;88(6):874-5.


It is known that propofol can have effects on atrioventricular node conduction. We report a case where administration of propofol was associated with termination of supraventricular tachycardia. Although a similar phenomenon has been reported in children, this is the first such case in an adult.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Anesthetics, Intravenous / therapeutic use*
  • Electrocardiography / drug effects
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Propofol / therapeutic use*
  • Tachycardia, Supraventricular / drug therapy*


  • Anesthetics, Intravenous
  • Propofol