alexa Alfentanil-midazolam anaesthesia has no electrophysiological effects upon the normal conduction system or accessory pathways in patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.
Cardiology

Cardiology

Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases & Diagnosis

Author(s): Sharpe MD, Dobkowski WB, Murkin JM, Klein G, Guiraudon G,

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Abstract The effects of alfentanil-midazolam anaesthesia upon the electrophysiologic (EP) properties of normal atrioventricular (A-V) and accessory pathway (AP) conduction were studied in eight patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome during accessory pathway surgical ablation. The presence of an AP was confirmed by preoperative EP studies. Anaesthesia was induced with alfentanil (50 micrograms.kg-1) and midazolam (0.15 mg.kg-1) and maintained with an alfentanil infusion (2 micrograms.kg-1.min-1) and intermittent boluses of midazolam (1-2 mg q 15 min, PRN). Following sternotomy, a baseline EP study was performed which consisted of effective refractory period (ERP) and shortest cycle length (SCC) measurement during antegrade conduction in the AV and AP, as well as during retrograde conduction in the AP. Comparison with preoperative EP studies indicated that the administration of alfentanil-midazolam anaesthesia had no effect upon conduction or ERP in either pathway. Haemodynamic stability occurred throughout the surgical procedure with no tachyarrhythmias. We conclude that a combination of alfentanil-midazolam is suitable for general anaesthesia in patients undergoing ablative procedures for accessory pathways. This article was published in Can J Anaesth and referenced in Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases & Diagnosis

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