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Management of atrial arrhythmias secondary to severe congenital heart disease with the Atrioverter.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10914379     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An atrial defibrillator was implanted in a patient with congenitally corrected transposition of the great arteries, associated cardiac abnormalities, and persistent atrial arrhythmias. During a 15-month follow-up, 14 of 20 spontaneous episodes of his arrhythmias were successfully treated with the device. Two of these episodes were converted to sinus rhythm during ambulatory use of the device. Successful use of the device required implantation of a third defibrillation lead in the persistent left-sided superior caval vein and rigid control of congestive heart failure. An atrial defibrillator may be a valid treatment option in patients with congenital heart disease crippled by atrial fibrillation.
C Timmermans; L M Rodriguez; D Reuter; J Stappers; P J Barenbrug; E C Cheriex; H J Wellens
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0147-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  2000 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-12-01     Completed Date:  2000-12-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1181-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Academic Hospital Maastricht, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / etiology,  therapy*
Defibrillators, Implantable*
Equipment Design
Heart Defects, Congenital / complications*
Transposition of Great Vessels / complications

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