Utility of dexmedetomidine in sedation for radiofrequency ablation of atrial fibrillation.

Conway, Aaron (2013) Utility of dexmedetomidine in sedation for radiofrequency ablation of atrial fibrillation. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, 28(5), pp. 257-258.

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[Letter to the Editor]

I read with great interest the article recently published in the Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing that examined the utility of using dexmedetomidine (DEX) as an adjunct to midazolam and fentanyl for procedural sedation and analgesia during radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) of atrial fibrillation (AF).1 With the view toward advancing knowledge about more effective medications for sedation in this challenging context, I offer the following insights for readers to consider regarding this study...

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ID Code: 61477
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Conscious sedation, Cardiac electrophysiology, Deep sedation
DOI: 10.1016/j.jopan.2013.07.006
ISSN: 1532-8473
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE AND HAEMATOLOGY (110200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, [VOL 28, ISSUE 5, (2013)] DOI: 10.1016/j.jopan.2013.07.006
Deposited On: 22 Jul 2013 01:00
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2014 18:46

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