Midazolam premedication improves tolerance of transesophageal echocardiography.

  title={Midazolam premedication improves tolerance of transesophageal echocardiography.},
  author={Beat C Aeschbacher and Marc E Portner and Monika Fluri and Bernhard Meier and Thomas Felix L{\"u}scher},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  volume={81 8},
Patient premedication for transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is still under debate, especially the use of sedatives. We performed a double-blind, placebo-controlled study to clarify the efficacy of low-dose intravenous midazolam as premedication for TEE. Placebo or midazolam (< or =50 kg, 2.0 mg intravenously; 50 to 80 kg, 2.5 mg; and > or =80 kg, 3.0 mg intravenously) was given in addition to topical anesthesia to 200 consecutive in- and outpatients. Blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen… CONTINUE READING
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