Therapeutic Blood Lidocaine Concentrations after Local Anesthesia for Cardiac Electrophysiologic Studies

Stanley Nattel, Robert L. Rinkenberger, Linda L. Lehrman, Douglas P. Zipes

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Abstract

Clinical cardiac electrophysiologic studies are performed to evaluate mechanisms of arrhythmias and their response to therapy. Lidocaine, injected to provide local anesthesia before insertion of the electrode catheter, can affect the results of such studies if substantial blood concentrations are achieved. This study was designed to measure lidocaine concentrations in patients undergoing cardiac electrophysiologic studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)418-420
Number of pages3
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume301
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 23 1979

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