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Radiofrequency Ablation of Supraventricular Tachycardias in Infants and Children: When Is It Really Indicated?

  • A. S. Montenero
  • F. Drago
  • F. Crea
  • R. Schiavello
  • A. Cipriani
  • G. Pelargonio
  • A. Intini
  • M. G. Bendini
  • M. C. Varano
  • S. Guarneri
  • F. Bellocci
  • P. Zecchi
  • P. Ragonese
Conference paper

Abstract

Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia in children and adolescents, approximately 85% being due to reentrant circuits (1). Pharmacologic treatment has been proposed as the first-line therapy for frequent, sustained episodes of SVT associated with significant symptoms. However, patients refractory to medical therapy often require surgical intervention (2), which has recently been replaced by the procedure of transcatheter ablation (3).

Keywords

Catheter Ablation Accessory Pathway Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation Slow Pathway Delta Wave 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. S. Montenero
    • 1
  • F. Drago
    • 2
  • F. Crea
    • 1
  • R. Schiavello
    • 4
  • A. Cipriani
    • 3
  • G. Pelargonio
    • 1
  • A. Intini
    • 1
  • M. G. Bendini
    • 1
  • M. C. Varano
    • 4
  • S. Guarneri
    • 4
  • F. Bellocci
    • 1
  • P. Zecchi
    • 1
  • P. Ragonese
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto di CardiologiaUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuoreRomeItaly
  2. 2.Divisione di CardiologiaOspedale Pediatrico del Bambin GesùRomeItaly
  3. 3.Istituto di PediatriaUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuoreRomeItaly
  4. 4.Istituto di Anestesia e RianimazioneUniversità Cattolica del Sacro CuoreRomeItaly

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