Clin Case Rep Int | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

Aminophylline Improves Delayed Awakening in Elderly Patients with Cardio- and Cerebrovascular Diseases Undergoing General Anesthesia: A Case Report

Li H, Zhou J and Lin X*

Department of Anesthesiology, West China Second University Hospital, China

*Correspondance to: Xuemei Lin 

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Abstract

Delayed awakening frequently occurs in aged patients experiencing general anesthesia and requires urgent evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment. Aminophylline, a popular bronchodilator, has been found to antagonize the hypnotic effects of sedatives and anesthetics. Here, we report the administration of aminophylline to an elderly patient with cardio- and cerebrovascular diseases to speed the postoperative recovery following general anesthesia.

Keywords:

Aminophylline; Delayed awakening; General anesthesia; Postoperative recovery

Citation:

Li H, Zhou J, Lin X. Aminophylline Improves Delayed Awakening in Elderly Patients with Cardio- and Cerebrovascular Diseases Undergoing General Anesthesia: A Case Report. Clin Case Rep Int. 2022; 6: 1315.

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