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Radiofrequency current ablation of atrioventricular accessory pathway.
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PMID:  8287698     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Catheter ablation of atrioventricular accessory pathway by radiofrequency current is a new treatment for patients with refractory supraventricular tachycardia. 71 patients (37 male, 34 female, mean age 36 +/- 11 years) with 77 atrioventricular accessory pathways were ablated in the study. Left-sided pathways were ablated at the ventricular side of mitral annulus by using large-tip ablation catheter. While right-sided pathways were ablated along the tricuspid annulus, 70 (90.9%) accessory pathways of 64 patients (90.1%) were blocked successfully. There were no deaths. Left femoral vein thrombosis occurred in one patient. Recurrence was found in 3 patients (4.2%) after 7 months of follow-up and all of them were ablated again successfully.
L S Wang; D Y Hu; Y S Ding
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chinese medical journal     Volume:  106     ISSN:  0366-6999     ISO Abbreviation:  Chin. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1993 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-02-18     Completed Date:  1994-02-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513795     Medline TA:  Chin Med J (Engl)     Country:  CHINA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  655-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, First Teaching Hospital of Beijing Medical University.
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MeSH Terms
Atrioventricular Node / surgery*
Catheter Ablation*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Tachycardia, Supraventricular / surgery*,  ultrasonography

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