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Arrhythmia and Devices

  • Ilaria Cazzoli
  • Sabine Ernst
Chapter
Part of the Congenital Heart Disease in Adolescents and Adults book series (CHDAA)

Abstract

Arrhythmias are a frequent complication in adult patients with congenital heart disease (ACHD). Exercise intolerance and ventricular dysfunction can ensue. Acute arrhythmias have the potential to be life-threatening with severe haemodynamic instability. In this chapter pathophysiology, type of arrhythmias and the range of interventions and devices used in ACHD are discussed in detail.

Keywords

Arrhythmias Ablation Pacemaker Cardiac resynchronization Implantable defibrillator 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of CardiologyRoyal Brompton and Harefield HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.National Heart and Lung InstituteImperial College LondonLondonUK

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