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Transcatheter radiofrequency ablation of ventricular tachycardia following surgical correction of tetralogy of Fallot.
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PMID:  7991428     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ventricular arrhythmias occur in up to 13.5% of patients after tetralogy of Fallot repair. We describe a patient with a 30-year history of recurrent ventricular tachycardia, which followed the surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot. Findings at electrophysiological study were consistent with reentry involving an area of slow conduction in the right ventricular outflow tract. Following the transcatheter application of radiofrequency energy in the right ventricular outflow tract, ventricular tachycardia could no longer be induced and has not occurred spontaneously during follow-up (28 months). Thus, transcatheter radiofrequency ablation is an acceptable therapeutic option in some patients with ventricular tachycardia after the surgical repair of tetralogy of Fallot.
L A Biblo; M D Carlson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0147-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  1994 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-01-12     Completed Date:  1995-01-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1556-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland, Ohio.
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MeSH Terms
Bundle-Branch Block / etiology,  surgery
Catheter Ablation*
Child, Preschool
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Ventricles / surgery
Postoperative Complications / surgery*
Tachycardia, Atrioventricular Nodal Reentry / surgery
Tachycardia, Ventricular / etiology*,  surgery*
Tetralogy of Fallot / surgery*
Ventricular Function, Right

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