Quetiapine and refractory hypotension during general anesthesia in the operating room

Katherine A. Poole, Nina Weber, Michael Aziz

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Abstract

Quetiapine is an atypical antipsychotic with known α-adrenergic antagonism. We present a case of refractory hypotension that occurred after induction of general anesthesia in a patient being treated with quetiapine. This patient was not currently taking antihypertensives and had no known cardiovascular abnormalities. We observed that the hypotension was most responsive to vasopressin. We recommend further investigation regarding the interaction of quetiapine and general anesthesia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)641-643
Number of pages3
JournalAnesthesia and analgesia
Volume117
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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