Profound Bradycardia Related to Long Bone Fracture Manipulation
A 69-year-old male presented to the Emergency Department (ED) with a left comminuted femur fracture. Manipulation of the fractured leg resulted in profound bradycardia, necessitating cessation of the procedure in the ED. Various causes of sinus bradycardia, including vagal-mediated responses, as well as management of vagal-mediated bradycardia are discussed.
Marco, C. A.,
& Marco, A. P.
(1996). Profound Bradycardia Related to Long Bone Fracture Manipulation. The Journal of Emergency Medicine, 14 (3), 305-308.