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Asystole induced by radiofrequency catheter ablation of slow pathway.
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PMID:  23021817     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation is a treatment of choice widely used for a variety of supraventricular tachycardia. Transient sinus and atrioventricular (AV) node dysfunctions may occur during RF application to sites remote from the sinus and AV nodes, but they generally resolve quickly after cessation of RF current. We present a case of two episodes of asystole in a 43-year-old man induced by RF catheter ablation of an AV nodal slow pathway. A Bezold-Jarisch-like reflex, direct stimulation of parasympathetic fibers traveling to the sinus and AV nodes, RF-induced myocardial injury or pain could be responsible for this situation.
Taner Ulus; Bulent Gorenek; Muharrem Nasifov; Baktash Morrad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-9-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of electrocardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1532-8430     ISO Abbreviation:  J Electrocardiol     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-1     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0153605     Medline TA:  J Electrocardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medicine, Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Eskisehir, Turkey. Electronic address:
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