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2020 Jun 01

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown)



Adenosine-Induced Cardiac Arrest for Transvenous Embolization of Midbrain Arteriovenous Malformation.


Lim J, Shallwani H, Vakharia K, Siddiqui AH
Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2020 Jun 01; 18(6):E184-E190.
PMID: 31748780.


Few studies describe the use of adenosine-induced cardiac systole for treatment of cerebrovascular pathologies. We describe a midbrain arteriovenous malformation (AVM) treated with transvenous embolization using adenosine-induced asystole to achieve transient systemic hypotension with the purpose of furthering discussion on the technique and operative considerations for adenosine use in endovascular AVM treatments.