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August 1986

Cardiac Complications of Suspension Laryngoscopy: Fact or Fiction?

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Otolaryngology and Communicative Disorders (Drs Wenig, Stern, Shikowitz, and Abramson), and Anesthesia (Dr Raphael), Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center, New Hyde Park, NY.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1986;112(8):860-862. doi:10.1001/archotol.1986.03780080060013

• A nonselective, prospective study of 100 consecutive patients undergoing suspension laryngoscopy was undertaken to observe the cardiac ischemic changes related to pharyngeal and laryngeal manipulation. Blood pressure, heart rate, rhythm, and cardiac response were monitored before, during, and after surgery. No significant changes were observed in normal, hypertensive, or high-risk patients. These findings differ from those previously reported.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1986;112:860-862)