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Anesthesia for Cardiac Ablation

Fujii S, Zhou JR, Dhir A.
J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. In press. [Available online Dec 23, 2017.]

Abstract

As the complexity and duration of cardiac ablation procedures increase, there is a growing demand for anesthesiologist involvement in the electrophysiology (EP) suites for sedation and anesthesia provision, hemodynamic and neuro-monitoring, and procedural guidance through transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). To deliver high quality perioperative care, it is of utmost importance that the anesthesiologist is intimately familiar with the evolving techniques and technologies, the anesthetic options and ventilation strategies, and the anticipated post-procedural complications.

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