How is orthodromic tachycardia treated in Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome?

Updated: Jan 08, 2017
  • Author: Christopher R Ellis, MD, FACC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Mikhael F El-Chami, MD  more...
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Symptomatic individuals with orthodromic tachycardia should undergo risk assessment and should be offered therapy according to their symptoms. RF ablation can be curative and carried out with a high degree of success, a low complication rate, and a low recurrence rate. Symptomatic individuals with antidromic tachycardia (ie, antegrade conduction through the AP) should be offered ablation.


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