Journal article

Radiofrequency catheter ablation for paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia: a report of 135 procedures.

S Sathe, J Vohra, W Chan, J Wong, J Gerloff, A Riters, R Hall, D Hunt

Aust N Z J Med | Published : 1993

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (PSVT) is a common condition which until recently has been treated with anti-arrhythmic drugs or surgery. Radiofrequency (RF) catheter ablation is a new mode of treatment which provides a cure of this condition. AIMS: To present our early experience of RF catheter ablation for PSVT. METHODS: One hundred and thirty-five procedures were performed in 117 patients. The diagnostic study and therapeutic catheter ablation were performed as a combined electrophysiological procedure in 74 patients (63%). In 58 patients (50%), PSVT was due to Atrio-ventricular junctional (nodal) re-entrant tachycardia (AVJRT). Twenty-five of the 58 patients underwent..

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