European training program for radiofrequency ablation

Case 4

Sedation during RFA treatment.»

Case provided by:
Dr. Adolfo Parra Blanco
Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias, Oviedo, Spain

In our center, we are doing all RFA cases under deep sedation with Propofol by the anesthesiologist. However, I know that other centers also perform RFA under conscious sedation. An advantage of endoscopist-administered sedation (e.g. midazolam, fentanyl) is of course that it is more efficient.

The question is:
I would be interested to read about the different types of sedation that are used for RFA treatment, and what the experiences are with these different sedation approaches?

Posted: February 7th, 2010 under Case Discussions.

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