[Impact of subarachnoidal block on cardiac rhythm variability in children]

Anesteziol Reanimatol. 2006 Jul-Aug:(4):64-7.
[Article in Russian]


The impact of spinal anesthesia on cardiac rhythm variability was studied in 36 children aged 13-17 years who had been operated on for urological, orthopedic, and vascular diseases. The findings were compared with the results obtained in 83 children with the same pathology at the age of 7-15 years, who had been operated under general anesthesia. A spectral cardiac sinus rhythm analysis demonstrated a steady state of stress-limiting systems during spinal block. Unlike general anesthesia, spinal anesthesia was ascertained to reduce the likelihood of intraoperative arrhythmias, by producing an adequate analgesic effect.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Anesthesia, Spinal / standards*
  • Female
  • Fractures, Bone / surgery*
  • Heart Rate / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nerve Block / standards*
  • Subarachnoid Space
  • Urologic Diseases / surgery*
  • Vascular Diseases / surgery*