Cardiac arrest following administration of vancomycin

Can Anaesth Soc J. 1985 Jan;32(1):65-6. doi: 10.1007/BF03008541.


A two-year-old female child status post-bilateral nephrectomies sustained a cardiac arrest following the central intravenous administration of vancomycin chloride. This report reviews the literature concerning the problems associated with the use of vancomycin chloride in the perioperative period.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Catheterization
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Heart Arrest / chemically induced*
  • Humans
  • Hypotension / chemically induced
  • Postoperative Care
  • Vancomycin / administration & dosage
  • Vancomycin / adverse effects*


  • Vancomycin