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Radiofrequency catheter ablation of junctional ectopic tachycardia in adults.
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PMID:  10402049     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Junctional ectopic tachycardia is an arrhythmia seen principally in infants and children, in adults it is even more rare and is difficult to treat with antiarrhythmic drugs and is associated with a poor prognosis. To our knowledge, there is not information about treatment with nonpharmacological methods in adults. We report two adult patients with junctional ectopic tachycardia who underwent successful radiofrequency catheter ablation of the automatic focus located in the His bundle region. The tachycardia was eliminated in both patients with AV block in one and the AV conduction was preserved in the other. After six and 48 months of follow-up both patients are asymptomatic and free of recurrences.
E V Rodríguez; L M Mejía
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0167-5273     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1999 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-08-12     Completed Date:  1999-08-12     Revised Date:  2006-07-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  75-81     Citation Subset:  IM    
Arrhythmia and Pacemaker Clinic, Hospital de Cardiologia, Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, México D.F.
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MeSH Terms
Catheter Ablation*
Tachycardia, Ectopic Junctional / physiopathology,  therapy*

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