Browse by author
Lookup NU author(s): Dr John Meechan,
Professor Mark Thomason
Full text for this publication is not currently held within this repository. Alternative links are provided below where available.
Objective To investigate the cardiovascular responses of cardiac transplant recipients to dental local anaesthetic solutions with and without epinephrine (adrenaline). Materials and methods A clinical study employing 30 patients (20 cardiac transplant recipients and ten healthy) awaiting gingival or minor oral surgery under local anaesthesia receiving either 4.4 ml lidocaine (lignocaine) with 1:80,000 epinephrine or 4.4 ml 3% prilocaine with 0.03lU/ml felypressin. Results Cardiac transplant patients experienced a significant tachycardia 10 minutes after injection of the epinephrine-containing solution. No significant change in heart rate was detected after the injection of an epinephrine-free solution. Blood pressure was not affected. Periodontal surgery did not affect the responses to the local anaesthetics in the transplant recipients. Conclusions The cardiovascular response to dental local anaesthesia in cardiac transplant recipients is governed by the solution injected.
Author(s): Thomason JM; Meechan JG; Parry G; Rattray DT
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: British Dental Journal
ISSN (print): 0007-0610
ISSN (electronic): 1476-5373
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Altmetrics provided by Altmetric