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Atrial arrhythmias in congenital heart disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12371013     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Surgical scars, volume overload and pressure overload are the three main determinants of atrial arrhythmias in patients with prior congenital heart surgery. The workup should include a thorough hemodynamic assessment. Treatment modalities available include drugs, pacemakers, catheter ablation and surgery. Despite the above, arrhythmias have a significant negative impact on life expectancy and quality in these patients. Newer surgical strategies for repair of the heart defect may delay or prevent the development of arrhythmias and are being actively pursued.
Seshadri Balaji; Louise Harris
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology clinics     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0733-8651     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Clin     Publication Date:  2002 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-09     Completed Date:  2003-02-04     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300331     Medline TA:  Cardiol Clin     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  459-68, vii     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Cardiology, Oregon Health Sciences University, 707, SW Gaines Road, Mailcode CDRC-P, Portland, OR 97201, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / diagnosis,  etiology,  physiopathology*,  therapy*
Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures / adverse effects*
Fibrosis / etiology
Heart Atria
Heart Defects, Congenital / complications*

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