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Pulmonary vein isolation in patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation after direct suture closure of congenital atrial septal defect.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18037759     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two cases of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) first occurred 15 and 36 years, respectively, after isolated direct suture closure of an atrial septal defect (ASD) and failed to be controlled by antiarrhythmic drug therapy. In these cases, an atrial transseptal procedure was feasible and no residual iatrogenic ASD was observed, even after multiple procedures. Pulmonary vein (PV) isolation was also feasible and safe and could eliminate the AF completely. PV isolation may become an alternative to antiarrhythmic drug therapy in patients with paroxysmal AF occurring late after an isolated direct suture closure of an ASD.
Takumi Yamada; Hugh T McElderry; Masahiro Muto; Yoshimasa Murakami; G Neal Kay
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society     Volume:  71     ISSN:  1346-9843     ISO Abbreviation:  Circ. J.     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-11-26     Completed Date:  2008-02-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101137683     Medline TA:  Circ J     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1989-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294-0019, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents / therapeutic use
Atrial Fibrillation / drug therapy,  etiology,  surgery*
Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures / adverse effects,  methods*
Catheter Ablation / adverse effects,  methods*
Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / complications,  surgery*
Middle Aged
Pulmonary Veins / surgery*
Suture Techniques
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Arrhythmia Agents

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