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Will the accuracy of mapping of the heart be compromised if general anesthesia is used during mapping for a pediatric atrial ablation?

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Dr. David Sherer
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
No: There should be no effect if the anesthesiologist is aware to avoid Propofol during certain mapping ablations. Then, another choice can be used.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
No: The medications used will not interfere with the mapping of the heart. The general anesthetic will actually make the procedure easier since the child will not move during the procedure.

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Last updated Apr 24, 2015

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