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Nasocardiac reflex during aspiration and injection through a nasogastric tube: An infrequent occurrence

Jasleen Kaur, Sukhminder Jit Singh Bajwa

Keywords : Bradycardia, nasocardiac reflex, nasogastric tube

Citation Information : Kaur J, Bajwa SJ. Nasocardiac reflex during aspiration and injection through a nasogastric tube: An infrequent occurrence. Indian J Crit Care Med 2015; 19 (4):237-239.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.154574

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-03-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


Nasocardiac reflex is a relatively less discussed variant of trigeminovagal reflex where the afferent arc of the reflex is represented by any of the branches of the trigeminal nerves, and the efferent arc is via the vagus nerve. Elicitation of this reflex is commonly seen during surgical manipulation and is manifested as bradycardia or even asystole. We report a case where nasocardiac reflex was unusually observed in a patient when aspiration and injection were done through a nasogastric tube.

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