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Titolo:
ABLATION THERAPY FOR CARDIAC-ARRHYTHMIAS
Autore:
STEVENSON WG; ELLISON KE; LEFROY DC; FRIEDMAN PL;
Indirizzi:
BRIGHAM & WOMENS HOSP,DIV CARDIOVASC,75 FRANCIS ST BOSTON MA 02115
Titolo Testata:
The American journal of cardiology
, volume: 80, anno: 1997,
pagine: 56 - 66
SICI:
0002-9149(1997)80:<56:ATFC>2.0.ZU;2-G
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
RADIOFREQUENCY CATHETER ABLATION; PARKINSON-WHITE SYNDROME; NODAL REENTRANT TACHYCARDIA; ACCESSORY ATRIOVENTRICULAR CONNECTIONS; LEFT-VENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA; ECTOPIC ATRIAL TACHYCARDIA; CONGENITAL HEART-DISEASE; SLOW-PATHWAY CONDUCTION; INFERIOR VENA-CAVA; QUALITY-OF-LIFE;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Science Citation Index Expanded
Citazioni:
124
Recensione:
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Citazione:
W.G. Stevenson et al., "ABLATION THERAPY FOR CARDIAC-ARRHYTHMIAS", The American journal of cardiology, 80, 1997, pp. 56-66

Abstract

Ablation has become an important and, in some cases, the first-line therapy for a number of tachyarrhythmias. The feasibility of treating arrhythmias with ablation was initially demonstrated with surgical ablation techniques. Recently, catheter ablation techniques have replaced the surgical approach in nearly all cases. Catheter ablation is highlyeffective for the Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, atrioventricular nodal reentry, and atrial ectopic tachycardia. It is effective for atrial flutter, although approximately one quarter of patients treated withcatheter ablation continue to require therapy for concomitant atrial fibrillation. The surgical maze procedure has proved to be feasible for preventing atrial fibrillation. The risks and long-term efficacy of catheter ablation maze procedures for atrial fibrillation need to be defined. The efficacy of ablation for ventricular tachycardia varies with the type of tachycardia. Catheter ablation is very effective for the rare idiopathic ventricular tachycardias that occur in structurally normal hearts and for bundle-branch reentry ventricular tachycardia, which occurs most frequently in patients with dilated cardiomyopathy. When performed at an experienced center, surgical ablation is an excellent option for selected patients with ventricular tachycardia due to prior myocardial infarction who have a discrete aneurysm but otherwise well-preserved ventricular function. Catheter oblation shows promise for this arrhythmia, but it can be offered only to those patients who have relatively slow tachycardias that allow catheter mapping. Substantial advances in mapping and ablation technology will continue to occur, allowing nonpharmacologic control of cardiac arrhythmias to be achieved in an ever greater number of patients. (C) 1997 by Excerpta Medica, Inc.

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