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2020 Apr 24

Pacing Clin Electrophysiol

General anesthesia during atrial fibrillation ablation: standardized protocol and experience.


Osorio J, Rajendra A, Varley A, Henry R, Cunningham J, Spear W, Morales G
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2020 Apr 24.
PMID: 32333408.


Most Atrial Fibrillation (AF) ablations are performed with general anesthesia (GA). The ideal GA protocol is unknown, but it affects ablation outcomes and laboratory utilization. We sought to report a GA protocol used at a high-volume center, with special consideration on efficiency and optimization of mapping and ablation conditions.