Electrophysiologic study and catheter ablation: what the nursing should know

The catheter ablation is an electro physiologic invasive procedure that aims at to eliminate or to block an arritmogenic circuit. Currently, Brazil has more than 30 electro physiologic centers in diverse regions that routinely develop the ablation technique by radiofrequency. In this specific scene, the presence of the nurse has been detaching since the preparation of the patient until the orientation for discharge. The objective of this article is to review the indications of the electro physiologic study and of the catheter ablation for the cardiac arrhythmias' diagnosis and treatment. The technician detailing, the complications and the nursing cares are presented.

Nursing; Arrhythmia; Catheter Ablation

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