A 34-year-old member asked:
How does xylocaine (lidocaine) drug related to cardiovascular problem if injected in vessel?
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Anesthesiology 17 years experience
Depends on dose: Lidocaine itself is an anti-arrhythmic and will not have cardiovascular effects unless the maximum dose is exceeded.
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Anesthesiology 36 years experience
Heart: too much of the drug injected into the bloodstream can have a toxic effect upon the heart itself.
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Last updated Apr 24, 2016
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