A Study to Assess Virtual Reality As Anesthesia Adjunct During Electrophysiology Lab Procedures


About this study

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the use of virtual reality (VR) technology as adjunct to routine anesthesia care for patients undergoing electrophysiology (EP) procedures.

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria: 

  • Age ≥ 18 years old.
  • Patients scheduled for electrophysiology procedure with MAC.
  • Subject willing to participate and able to provide informed consent.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age < 18 years old.
  • History of motion sickness or blindness.
  • Unable to consent due to cognitive difficulty
  • Current diagnosis of epilepsy, dementia, or other neurological disease that may prevent use of VR hardware and software
  • Sensitivity to flashing light or motion
  • Recent stroke
  • Injury to the eyes, face, neck, or arms that prevents comfortable use of VR hardware or software, or safe use of the hardware (e.g., open wound, sores, or skin rash on face)

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Klaus Torp, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Klaus Torp M.D.

(904) 956-3004


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