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Perspectives in Interventional Electrophysiology in Children and those with Congenital Heart Disease: Electrophysiology in Children.
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PMID:  22542041     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Recent developments in paediatric pacing and ablation of arrhythmia substrate have been characterised by adoption and modification of techniques used in adults. Infants, small children and those of all ages with congenital heart disease are a patient group with a higher risk profile needing a special approach. Current success rates for catheter ablation are high and major complication rates are low. Important issues with respect to long-term outcome include questions about coronary injury, long-term effects of radiation exposure and late recurrence. Non-fluoroscopic electro-anatomical mapping systems (3D systems), cryo-ablation and remote navigation are techniques recently improved such that it is possible to potentially reduce fluoroscopy and complications. Pacing in young children and congenital heart disease often warrants an epicardial approach to avoid embolism, venous occlusion and lead failure related to growth. Defibrillator and resynchronisation therapy are increasingly important tools to reduce mortality, although the indications are not as clear as in adult patients without congenital heart disease.
Andreas Pflaumer; Richard Chard; Andrew M Davis
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Heart, lung & circulation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1444-2892     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
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Created Date:  2012-4-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100963739     Medline TA:  Heart Lung Circ     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS) and the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ). Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, Australia; The University of Melbourne, Australia.
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