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Operative techniques in association with arrhythmia surgery in patients with congenital heart disease.
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PMID:  23799761     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Arrhythmia surgery in patients with congenital disease is challenged by the range of anatomic variants, arrhythmia types, and intramyocardial scar location. Experimental and clinical studies have elucidated the mechanisms of arrhythmias for accessory connections, atrial fibrillation, atrial reentry tachycardia, nodal reentry tachycardia, focal or automatic atrial tachycardia, and ventricular tachycardia. The surgical and transcatheter possibilities are numerous, and the congenital heart surgeon should have a comprehensive understanding of all arrhythmia types and potential methods of ablation. The purpose of this article is to introduce resternotomy techniques for safe mediastinal reentry and to review operative techniques of arrhythmia surgery in association with congenital heart disease.
Authors:
Constantine Mavroudis; Barbara Deal; Carl L Backer; Robert D Stewart
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal for pediatric & congenital heart surgery     Volume:  4     ISSN:  2150-136X     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-06-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101518415     Medline TA:  World J Pediatr Congenit Heart Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-97     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Florida Hospital for Children, Congenital Heart Institute, Orlando, FL, USA.
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