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Chronic atrial fibrillation and incessant ventricular tachycardia treated with a single transcatheter ablation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1761342     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a unique patient with a 12-year history of chronic atrial fibrillation resistant to external direct current shocks associated with incessant ventricular tachycardia. Both arrhythmias were treated with a single shock delivered through a catheter at the atrioventricular junction. The other unusual feature is that sinus rhythm has been maintained in a follow-up of 6 months after the intervention.
S Rokas; S Gaitanidou; S Moulopoulos
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  33     ISSN:  0167-5273     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1991 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-02-13     Completed Date:  1992-02-13     Revised Date:  2006-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  437-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Therapeutics, School of Medicine, University of Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Chronic Disease
Electric Countershock
Electrocoagulation / methods*,  standards
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Catheterization
Middle Aged
Tachycardia / complications,  diagnosis,  surgery*

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