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Catheter ablation in the year 2000.
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PMID:  10666659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
After its introduction in 1987, radiofrequency catheter ablation became established as a safe and effective therapy for the cure of many cardiac arrhythmias in people. The possibility of assessing the relationship between the anatomical target and the electrophysiologic changes produced by radiofrequency pulse delivery has also provided significant improvement in the physician's knowledge of the pathophysiology of the underlying rhythm disturbance. Nowadays, using this therapy, success rates well above 90% with recurrence rates lower than 5% are expected after treatment of most regular supraventricular arrhythmias. As catheter ablation techniques develop, success rates in the range of those obtained for regular supraventricular arrhythmias are expected in the future in the treatment of regular ventricular and irregular supraventricular arrhythmias.
R Cappato; K H Kuck
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in cardiology     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0268-4705     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr. Opin. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2000 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-02-24     Completed Date:  2000-02-24     Revised Date:  2006-05-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8608087     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Arrhythmology, Istituto Policlinico S. Donato, Milan, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Catheter Ablation* / adverse effects
Tachycardia / classification,  surgery*

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