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Successful interventional treatment of an octogenarian presenting with syncope and Ebstein's anomaly of the tricuspid valve.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11773696     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Syncope is a frequent occurrence in the elderly and cardiac causes are common. Therefore, accurate diagnosis is essential since specific treatments are often required. We present an 85-year-old woman with recurrent syncope secondary to sinus node reentrant tachycardia (SNRT), which was successfully treated by radiofrequency ablation. This is the first reported description of SNRT and its successful treatment in Ebstein's anomaly. Atrial arrhythmias and accessory atrioventricular bypass pathways are common in Ebstein's anomaly and are briefly discussed. Our patient is alive at age 87, which is exceptional for Ebstein's anomaly.
Thomas A Hennebry; Hugh G Calkins; Nisha Chandra-Strobos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of invasive cardiology     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1042-3931     ISO Abbreviation:  J Invasive Cardiol     Publication Date:  2002 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-01-04     Completed Date:  2002-03-06     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917477     Medline TA:  J Invasive Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  44-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Johns Hopkins Hospital, 600 North Wolfe Street, Carnegie 568, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Diagnosis, Differential
Ebstein Anomaly / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Syncope / complications*,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Tricuspid Valve / surgery*

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