Thoracic paravertebral block for implantable cardioverter-defibrillator and laser lead extraction.

@article{Tsai2008ThoracicPB,
  title={Thoracic paravertebral block for implantable cardioverter-defibrillator and laser lead extraction.},
  author={Tony P Tsai and Cesar A. Rodriguez-Diaz and Bonnie Deschner and Kurian Thomas and John D. Wasnick},
  journal={Journal of clinical anesthesia},
  year={2008},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={
          379-382
        }
}
Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are routinely placed in the cardiac electrophysiology laboratory. Previously, these procedures were performed in the operating room during general anesthesia. In recent years, electrophysiologists have been performing these procedures using local anesthetics in conjunction with intravenous sedation. We report a case in which thoracic paravertebral blocks with mild sedation were successful for infected ICD and laser lead extraction. Randomized… CONTINUE READING
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