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Supraventricular tachyarrhythmias. Pharmacologic versus nonpharmacologic approaches.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7674687     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nonpharmacologic approaches to the long-term management of SVTs have evolved rapidly and now offer to patients a safe, effective alternative for symptomatic relief from many SVTs. By far, radiofrequency catheter ablation, a technology less than 10 years old, offers the least invasive and most cost-effective nonpharmacologic alternative for many SVTs. Knowledge gained through electrophysiologic and ablation studies has enlarged the understanding of SVTs and may enable electrophysiologists to approach the more common and morbid condition of atrial fibrillation. From a societal standpoint, catheter ablation can remain a cost-effective mode of treatment if patient selection is stringent. The next 10 years should see further refinement in technique and in understanding of SVTs, improved technology, and enlarging applications of radiofrequency energy to cure or modify cardiac arrhythmias.
H M Chun; R J Sung
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Medical clinics of North America     Volume:  79     ISSN:  0025-7125     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1995 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-10-19     Completed Date:  1995-10-19     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985236R     Medline TA:  Med Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1121-34     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, California, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents / therapeutic use
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial
Catheter Ablation / adverse effects,  methods
Patient Selection
Tachycardia, Supraventricular / drug therapy,  etiology,  surgery,  therapy*
Treatment Outcome
Grant Support
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Arrhythmia Agents

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