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Radiofrequency Ablation in the Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome: Do the Results Justify a Widespread Application?

  • R. Cappato
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Abstract

In 1968, successful surgical division of an accessory atrioventricular (AV) connection in a patient with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome was first reported (1). This ushered in the era of ablative therapy for arrhythmias. The rationale of ablation is that irreversible alteration can be brought on to a discrete anatomical substrate responsible for arrhythmia generation and/or perpetuation.

Keywords

Catheter Ablation Supraventricular Tachycardia Accessory Pathway Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation Pulse Delivery 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Cappato
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of CardiologyUniversity Hospital EppendorfHamburgGermany

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