Conscious sedation using dexmedetomidine for percutaneous transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects: A single center experience

@inproceedings{Desai2016ConsciousSU,
  title={Conscious sedation using dexmedetomidine for percutaneous transcatheter closure of atrial septal defects: A single center experience},
  author={Pushkar Mahendra Desai and Sanjeeta Rajendra Umbarkar and Manjula Sudeep Sarkar and Rishi Vinod Lohiya},
  booktitle={Annals of cardiac anaesthesia},
  year={2016}
}
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study is to determine safety and feasibility of conscious sedation using dexmedetomidine for transcatheter atrial septal defect (ASD) device closure. MATERIAL AND METHODS A retrospective institutional review of transcatheter ASD device closure without endotracheal intubation over 18 months. The protocol included topical oropharyngeal anesthesia using lignocaine followed by dexmedetomidine bolus 1 μg/kg intravenously over 10 min and maintenance dose 0.2-0.7 μg/kg/h… CONTINUE READING