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External jugular venous (EJV) catheterization is a frequent method of gaining central
venous access because of its low complication rate. We describe a unique experience
during EJV in which a patient with chronic atrial fibrillation converted suddenly
to a sustained sinus rhythm without perioperative complication from this event. Our
experience depicts a rare consequence of the central catheter placement and we, as
anesthesiologists, should be aware of its potential occurrence in the operating room.