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Surgical cryoablation for life-threatening postoperative junctional tachycardia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17588439     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Junctional ectopic tachycardia is usually a limited but potentially life-threatening postoperative arrhythmia. We describe a case of malignant postoperative junctional ectopic tachycardia in a 13-month-old child who had undergone transatrial and transpulmonary repair of tetralogy of Fallot resistant to all conventional therapeutic measures and complicated by recurrent ventricular tachycardia. The arrhythmia was finally treated by open surgical cryoablation of the atrioventricular node and the implantation of a permanent pacemaker. The patient made an uneventful recovery followed by good long-term outcome.
Alexander J Tsoutsinos; John Papagiannis; Andrew C Chatzis; George E Sarris
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  84     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2007 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-25     Completed Date:  2007-07-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  286-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Centre, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Atrioventricular Node / surgery*
Pacemaker, Artificial
Postoperative Complications / surgery*
Tachycardia / surgery*
Tetralogy of Fallot / surgery*

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