Remifentanil versus propofol for radio frequency treatment of atrial flutter.

@article{Lna2006RemifentanilVP,
  title={Remifentanil versus propofol for radio frequency treatment of atrial flutter.},
  author={Pierre L{\'e}na and Claude Jean Mariottini and Nobert Balarac and Jean Jacques Arnulf and Alain Mihoubi and Robin N. Martin},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  year={2006},
  volume={53 4},
  pages={
          357-62
        }
}
PURPOSE Radio frequency treatment in cardiology generates short acute pain during the heating process. The present study evaluates two techniques used for sedation/analgesia for this procedure. METHODS Two groups of 20 patients each were studied prospectively. Patients were randomized to receive sedation for the procedure using either a patient-controlled analgesia device with remifentanil (Group R), or a target controlled infusion of propofol (Group P). Patients in Group R had a basal… CONTINUE READING
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