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How to Predict and Avoid Complete AV Block Complicating Radiofrequency Ablation of AV Nodal Slow Pathway

  • P. Delise
  • A. Bonso
  • L. Coro
  • M. Fantine
  • A. Raviele
  • G. Gasparini
  • S. Themistoclakis
Conference paper

Abstract

Slow pathway ablation is currently used to cure common and uncommon A-V node reentrant tachycardia (AVN RT). The technique has a success rate of about 100% and a 0.5%–2% risk of inadvertent complete AV block [1–4]. Although the risk of block is low, it is difficult to tolerate in patients with a benign arrhythmia, especially when they are young.

Keywords

Slow Pathway Reentrant Tachycardia Fast Pathway Pathway Ablation Slow Pathway Ablation 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Delise
    • 1
  • A. Bonso
    • 2
  • L. Coro
    • 1
  • M. Fantine
    • 1
  • A. Raviele
    • 2
  • G. Gasparini
    • 2
  • S. Themistoclakis
    • 2
  1. 1.Unità Operativa di CardiologiaOspedale di FeltreBellunoItaly
  2. 2.Unità Operativa di CardiologiaOspedale di MestreVeniceItaly

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