Congratulations to IAA’s Thomas May, DO, and Alexander Stangle, DO, a UCONN Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellow.
They, and their team at Hartford HealthCare Heart and Vascular Institute, UConn, and Griffin Hospital, recently published a review article titled Anesthetic Considerations in the Electrophysiology Laboratory – A Comprehensive Review in the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia. Kudos to Tom, Alex, and their team for the overwhelming amount of work it took to get this done!
This comprehensive review article provides a narrative review of:
- the anesthetic techniques and considerations for catheter ablation procedures
- ventilatory modes using techniques such as high-frequency jet ventilation
- and strategies such as esophageal deviation and luminal temperature monitoring to decrease the risk of esophageal injury during catheter ablation.
In addition, various hemodynamic considerations, such as the intraprocedural triaging of cardiac tamponade and fluid administration during catheter ablation, also are discussed. And finally, this review briefly highlights the early research findings on pulse-field ablation, a new and evolving ablation modality.
View the research pdf here: Anesthetic Considerations in the Electrophysiology Laboratory – A Comprehensive Review
Learn more about Dr. Thomas May, DO here >
Learn more about the Uconn Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Fellowship here >