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Atrial tachycardia as a proarrhythmic effect of radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia.
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PMID:  20408967     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Radiofrequency catheter ablation is now the first line treatment for atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia. The success rate is high with a low incidence of complications. However, a possible proarrhythmic effect of radiofrequency energy has been rarely reported and no study has demonstrated a direct correlation between the anatomic site of the radiofrequency application and the origin of a new post-ablation arrhythmia. We present a case of a focal atrial tachycardia that occurred after slow pathway radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial nodal reentrant tachycardia and originating close to the previous ablation site. This tachycardia was successfully treated with a second ablation session. (PACE 2011; 34:e33-e37).
Serena Beninati; Jacopo Perversi; Marco Scaglione; Antonio Montefusco; Fiorenzo Gaita
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1540-8159     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  2011 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e33-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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©2010, The Authors. Journal compilation ©2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Division of Cardiology, Cardinal Massaia Hospital, Asti, Italy, and University of Turin, Turin, Italy.
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