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Same ablation may be used for frequent premature ventricular contractions and supraventricular tachycardia.
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PMID:  19545953     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Radiofrequency catheter ablation (RFCA) has been increasingly used for the treatment of various kinds of cardiac arrhythmias over the past 20 years. RFCA of symptomatic premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) has been reported to be a safe and effective treatment option and may be considered in patients with extremely symptomatic or incapacitating cases who do not respond to medications. Long-term prognosis in patients with truly idiopathic PVCs is excellent, despite frequent recurrences of tachycardia. Sudden death is rare in patients with initially normal left and right ventricular function, in such patients, occult cardiomyopathy is usually identified on postmortem examination. Similarly, progression to diffuse cardiomyopathy is rare. Ablation of PVCs may equal that of supraventricular tachycardia in terms of success rate, safety. These new views will help understand the diagnosis and treatment method for frequent PVCs in patients without heart disease.
Jin-Jun Liang; He Huang; Cong-Xin Huang; Bo Yang; Jun Wan; Yan-Hong Tang; Emmy Okello
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-07-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical hypotheses     Volume:  73     ISSN:  1532-2777     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Hypotheses     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-13     Completed Date:  2010-01-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505668     Medline TA:  Med Hypotheses     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  818-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiovascular Research Institute of Wuhan University and Department of Cardiology, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University, 238 Jiefang Road, Wuhan, 430060 Hubei, China.
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MeSH Terms
Death, Sudden, Cardiac / prevention & control
Quality of Life
Tachycardia, Supraventricular / therapy*
Ventricular Premature Complexes / therapy*

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