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Anaesthesia for electrophysiology procedures 

Anaesthesia for electrophysiology procedures
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Anaesthesia for electrophysiology procedures
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E Ashley

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199209101.003.34
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date: 07 August 2020

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Anaesthesia for DC cardioversion 554

Anaesthesia for electrophysiology and catheter ablation procedures 556

Further reading 561

Patients now present for cardiac and non-cardiac surgery with sophisticated pacing devices. Temporary pacing is frequently employed after cardiac surgery to maximize cardiac output. The cardiac catheter laboratory and catheter-mediated arrhythmia surgery present unique problems for the cardiac anaesthetist....

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