What is the role of radiofrequency catheter ablation in the treatment of pediatric atrial flutter?

Updated: Feb 04, 2019
  • Author: M Silvana Horenstein, MD; Chief Editor: Syamasundar Rao Patnana, MD  more...
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Currently, radiofrequency catheter ablation appears to be somewhat effective in treating postoperative intra-atrial reentrant tachycardia in children.

Because the flutter circuits and critical isthmuses are quite variable in these patients, mapping of flutter circuits may be enhanced by 3-dimensional electroanatomical display systems, identification of split potentials, and demonstration of concealed entrainment during pacing.


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