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Role of catheter ablation in postoperative arrhythmias.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18226039     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Patients who have undergone repair of congenital heart disease are at risk for atrial and ventricular tachyarrhythmias and sudden death, both because of altered substrate for arrhythmias and an altered hemodynamic response. Despite an armamentarium of arrhythmia management tools, including drug therapy, antibradycardia, pacing, antitachycardia pacing, surgical ablation and catheter ablation, management of these arrhythmias remains a challenge.
CONCLUSIONS: This report provides an overview of the successes and failures of catheter ablation for treating and preventing these postoperative arrhythmias, and discusses ongoing developments, which may improve early and late outcome.
J Philip Saul
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  31 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1540-8159     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  2008 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-01-29     Completed Date:  2008-04-23     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S7-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / etiology*,  surgery*
Catheter Ablation / methods*
Heart Conduction System / surgery*
Heart Defects, Congenital / complications*,  surgery*
Physician's Practice Patterns / trends
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / adverse effects*

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