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Initial description of radiofrequency catheter ablation as treatment for atrial flutter in Marfan's syndrome: a case report and literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17597390     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Marfan's syndrome is a common connective tissue disease with different musculoskeletal, ophthalmic and cardiac manifestations. Marfan's patients carry increased risk for cardiac arrhythmias. Only three cases of atrial flutter in Marfan's patients are described in the literature. We report a fourth case of a young Marfan's patient who presents with typical atrial flutter after motor vehicle accident. After electrical cardioversion, sinus rhythm was restored but he had recurrent atrial flutter on follow up. The patient then underwent electrophysiological study and successful radiofrequency catheter ablation of the flutter circuit. Since discharge, the patient has had no documented arrhythmias on follow up.
Authors:
Ahmad Halawa; Vipul Brahmbhatt; Stephen A Fahrig
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review     Date:  2007-06-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of interventional cardiac electrophysiology : an international journal of arrhythmias and pacing     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1383-875X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Interv Card Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  2007 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-07-26     Completed Date:  2007-11-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9708966     Medline TA:  J Interv Card Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiology, James H. Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Johnson, TN 37614, USA. amhalawa@hotmail.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Accidents, Traffic
Adult
Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
Atrial Flutter / etiology*,  surgery*
Catheter Ablation*
Humans
Male
Marfan Syndrome / complications*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticoagulants

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