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A new algorithm to determine complete isthmus conduction block after radiofrequency catheter ablation for typical atrial flutter.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10392874     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The induction of a complete conduction block of the isthmus between inferior vena cava and tricuspid annulus is considered the best predictor for lack of arrhythmia recurrence if radiofrequency catheter ablation for typical atrial flutter is performed. We evaluated a simplified algorithm to determine complete isthmus block that, in our series, had a predictive accuracy of 100% when compared with the gold standard.
R Johna; L Eckardt; T Fetsch; G Breithardt; M Borggrefe
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  83     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1999 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-07-29     Completed Date:  1999-07-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1666-8, A6-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Cardiology and Angiology, Hospital of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, and Institute of Arteriosclerosis Research, Münster, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Flutter / physiopathology,  surgery*
Catheter Ablation / methods*
Heart Block / diagnosis*
Heart Conduction System / surgery
Middle Aged
Predictive Value of Tests

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